Oklahoma has seen some horrifying weather events over the past month or so; terrible thunderstorms, torrential rain and tornados have caused flooding and devastation to tens of thousands of homes and communities. Many have lost most of the things that they own.
Almost 80 percent of Oklahoma is rural countryside and with the farm comes many different types of animals. With the bad weather, many of these animals risk drowning.
But thanks to a group of cowboys they are being rescued in dramatic fashion. The hearts of these young men are being praised across the nation for their work in saving these animals.
For around a week these cowboys have joined forces to rescue livestock from properties all over the state.
They’ve taken valuable time away from work and are using their own gas, trucks, boats, and horses to get the animals to a safe location.
This risky adventure they’ve set out on has earned them the honor and praise of their local community.
Starting out as just a group of six, a number of additional cowboys have joined them to help and many farmers have asked them for help as their animals are at risk.
“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 on Wednesday morning when some of the guys needed help herding away hundreds of cattle from the flood waters. They wrote on Facebook stating they had the equipment to help other animals that may be at risk.
“It spread like wildfire after that one or two calls,” Casey Thomas told News 9.
Then dozens of other cowboys showed up to join the worthy 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.