Recent flooding has knocked Oklahomans for six. It has forced many people out of their homes, but among the worst hit are farmers and ranchers. Their animals are helpless, but one group of cowboys have stepped in to help.
The brave cowboys have offered their services to help the rescue missions over the past week. Dozens of men took time off work to help. They have offered their aid in Coweta, Muskogee, Owasso, Catoosa, Claremore, and Verdigris.
The calls for aid started on Facebook. Farmers needed help herding hundreds of cattle away from the rising flood waters. But then they realised they had the equipment to help other animals.
Casey Thomas documents their efforts on social media, and said the requests for help “spread like wildfire”.
“Myself, personally, was on both sides of the situation,” Casey said. “I was one of the guys needing help to move a bunch of cattle before they got flooded in and the amount of friends that showed up to help in a blink of an eye was unreal.”
In the time since farmers and cowboys alike have saved hundreds of animals from frowning. They work tirelessly day and night to save as many animals as they can.
They said they will stay for as long as they can until the flooding stops. No matter how long it takes. These cowboys are truly inspirational.
“We just refuse to sit back and watch these livestock drown because I mean, all of us own cattle,” said Cory Conley.
“Guys we didn’t know were just jumping into the water as we were pulling these cattle off of the island so we could haul them out by boat,” another cowboy Hunter Webster said. “It was incredible just to see a bunch of guys get together just to help a bunch of strangers that they don’t know.”
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