Florida Animal Rescuers
The efforts of some of these special people helped to save animals in need across the state.
Like these two manatees that were stranded along Florida’s gulf coast.
Hurricane Irma caused a dangerously low tide near Bradenton and the manatees got stuck in what appeared to be knee-deep mud.
But a caring group of people managed to roll the manatees onto a tarp, so they could be moved to deeper water. Manatees are considered a threatened species that face the risk of future endangerment.
This couple in key west braved the hurricane to stay behind with eight dolphins at the facility they run. Their nonprofit brings joy to veterans and people with developmental problems by introducing them to the dolphins.
Island dolphin care director of zoology Philip admire and his wife Michele Crosetto, explain why they just had to stay.
Philip: "leaving these dolphins to me - it would equate it to tying your dog up in the yard and just evacuating. We couldn't leave these dolphins. You don't know what's going to happen. You don't know what kind of danger is going to present itself."
Wow - and check out these little guys taking cover before the storm hit. The workers at Busch gardens in Tampa made sure to lead the flock of flamingos and the rest of their 12-thousand some animals to shelters before hurricane Irma.
Hut, 2 ,3, 4, keep a straight line guys!