The last few weeks were absolute nightmare for Oklahoma, as heavy rains and tornados have hit the state, causing flooding and devastation to thousands of homes and communities.
With almost 80 percent of its surface used as farmland, Oklahoma is also home of thousands of animals, hardly affected by the fury of nature. So many of them now risk drowning unless they are moved to safety.
Thankfully, a group of cowboys decided to risk their own lives to save those animals from certain death. And now, their big hearts and hard work is being praised all over.
More than a week, the cowboys wondered all over the state to save farm animals. They’ve taken time off work and are using their own fuel, trucks, boats, and horses to get the animals to safety. And their kindness and commitment haven’t passed unnoticed by the community.
“We have burned some fuel and spent some time. We have all took off work to do this,” they told Oklahoma News 9. “We are beat, to say the least.”
It all started Wednesday when some of the guys needed help moving hundreds of cattle from flood waters. They posted on Facebook saying they had the equipment to help other families too.
“It spread like wildfire after that one or two calls,” Casey Thomas told News 9. Soon after, dozens of other cowboys have joined the cause.
“It was incredible just to see a bunch of guys get together just to help a bunch of strangers that they don’t know,” said Hunter Webster.
“We just refuse to sit back and watch these livestock drown because I mean, all of us own cattle,” said Cory Conley.