HOUSTON (WDRB) -- A heart-wrenching photo taken by a network reporter in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey is being shared on social media. 

CNN's Ed Lavandera snapped the picture while he was touring a flood ravaged neighborhood in Dickinson, Texas.  The photo shows two dogs looking over the side of a boat. They seemingly had been left by their owners to keep them safe. They are surrounded by water and a submerged car. 

The Instagram post reads " Two dogs left behind in a boat. Sadly a family had to evacuate their flooded neighborhood in Dickinson, #Texas without their dogs. Hope they're ok. #houston"

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In the comments, Lavandera also says he didn't think the dogs had been abandoned.  “I should add, I think the people have every intention of coming back to get the dogs. Food was left behind and I suspect it had to be a tough choice and that they will come back for them as soon as they can.”

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