At the end of winter, Texas faced a real disaster when a snow storm hit the state and unprecedented frosts for the region.
Austin, Texas resident and founder of Carly’s Critter Camp animal shelter, Carly Henry, moved dozens of animals of all colors and sizes into her home for a month to protect them from the elements.
Carly felt like she was well-prepared for a natural disaster.
She stocked up on provisions, purchased air heaters for the house and animal enclosures.
But when the hurricane struck, the power plants went out of order, and electricity disappeared from the houses.
Without human help, all animals would die. So Carly began to bring in the reptiles and the babies, one by one, for whom the bitter cold was especially dangerous.
Only when all the animals that could be seriously affected by the frost were under the roof of her house, Carly was able to breathe again.
Her small dwelling has become a refuge for dogs, giant tortoises, a goatling, a young lamb, leopard and crested geckos, bearded dragons, a chameleon, a tree frog, a patterned snake, and several royal pythons.
Surprisingly, as if sensing the danger that awaits them behind the walls of a temporary shelter, all living beings rallied under one roof and behaved very peacefully.
They warmed themselves by the fireplace in the living room, literally crawling on top of each other, and did not even think of quarreling.
Neighbors, knowing how difficult it is for the family, brought food and tried to help with work in the shelter.
Spring has already arrived in Austin. The sun is shining and all the animals have already been returned to their enclosures.
The family is very grateful to the neighbors, without their help it would have been very difficult for them.
With some of them, they became so close that they now constantly communicate.