Nothing to see here, folks. Move along...unless you want your heart to explode.

While these videos make you wonder WHO could leave their pets behind and HOW they could do such a thing during such a terrible disaster, it's more important that they were rescued by caring strangers.

The stories vary - some owners were seeking medical attention, some were from shelters that had to be evacuated, others just left their animals behind in a hurry. Regardless, these people all risked their own lives to rescue pets that weren't theirs from the rushing flood waters.

"The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated." ~Mahatma Gandhi