Photo reveals two dogs left behind during Hurricane Harvey

DICKINSON, Texas -- A heartbreaking photo shows two dogs left behind on a boat surrounded by flood waters during Hurricane Harvey in Dickinson, Texas, on Sunday.

CNN reporter Ed Lavandera posted the photo to his Instagram account with the caption: "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"

RELATED: How to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey

Lavandera said even though the photo seems grim, he believes the family has every intention of coming back to pick up their pups.
"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," he continued.

PHOTOS: Historic flooding devastates the Houston area

Click here for the latest stories, videos and photos of Hurricane Harvey.
Copyright © 2019 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.