Humans weren’t the only Texans impacted by Harvey. Animals needed rescuing from the storm and ensuing flooding, too, and thankfully, professionals and volunteers stepped up to the plate for our furry friends. The Wildlife Center of Texas in Houston has responded to more than 1,000 rescue calls and has taken in more than 500 animals since the storm hit, caring for everything from baby squirrels to an endangered alligator snapping turtle.
Want to meet some more of the animals saved during Harvey? Of course you do. The following adorable photos and cute videos are courtesy of the Wildlife Center of Texas. Don’t miss the grand finale video, featuring two baby Texas squirrels wrasslin’. Yes, you heard us right.
WARNING: the following video contains graphic cuteness, because it shows two baby Texas squirrels wrasslin’ with each other. In the paper towel corner, weighing 3.2 ounces and hailing from Houston, Texas, the lightweight champeen of the squirrel world, Conor McGregawww! And in the corner with what looks like it maybe has peanuts in it, at 3.4 ounces and also from Houston, Fuzz Mayweather! Oh god, look at them flop around on that blanket. Down goes Furryazier! Down goes Furryazier! Too cute, both of them win. TKO.