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Rescuers turn to the animals in Thailand's flooded provinces

The flooding has posed a real challenge to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. It's encouraging to see someone is taking care of the animals.

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Previous PhotoBlog posts on the Thailand floods.

Chaiwat Subprasom / Reuters

A member of an animal rescue team tries to catch an abandoned dog during an evacuation at a flooded temple in Ayutthaya province October 19. The animal rescue team said there are about 300 dogs and cats trapped in Ayutthaya that will be evacuated to dry area.


Damir Sagolj / Reuters

People carry their dogs through a flooded and evacuated neighborhood near Nava Nakorn industrial estate in Pathum Thani province, suburb of Bangkok October 18.

Damir Sagolj / Reuters

A puppy found in flooded area is taken onto a military truck evacuating workers and residents from the Nava Nakorn industrial estate in Pathum Thani province, suburb of Bangkok October 18. Thailand's cabinet met on Tuesday to discuss the mounting economic cost of floods that have killed 315 people, and residents of Bangkok were told not to drop their guard even if the immediate danger to the capital had passed.

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A Buddhist monk, with his dog and belongings in a basin, wades through a flooded temple complex in Nonthaburi province, on the outskirts of Bangkok October 18.

Damir Sagolj / Reuters

A woman keeps her dog in a pocket as she stands outside a flooded house in the ancient part of Bangkok near Chao Praya river October 15. Rescue workers scrambled to reinforce make-shift walls and sand-bags around Bangkok on Saturday as the worst floods in half-a-century threatened Thailand's low-lying capital after swamping entire villages in the north.

Chaiwat Subprasom / Reuters

A member of an animal rescue team carries abandoned cats during an evacuation at a flooded temple in Ayutthaya province October 19. The animal rescue team said there are about 300 dogs and cats trapped in Ayutthaya that will be evacuated to dry area.

Sukree Sukplang / Reuters

A mahout stands on an elephant in a flooded area of Thailand's Ayutthaya province, October 13.