Many people in Louisiana were forced to evacuate their homes when devastating floods rolled through the area. And thankfully, some people felt strongly that every life was worth saving.

The Baton Rouge area was hit hard by floods, and Mike Anderson was one of the rescuers who set out to save any pets who were left behind.

Source: Mike Anderson/Facebook

Mike and his friend Darrell came across two Pit Bulls who’d gotten separated from their families and became stranded in the water.

Source: Mike Anderson/Facebook

The rescuers were able to determine that the dogs had spent around 16 hours clinging on to anything they could to stay alive. Mike and Darrell had rescued nearly 100 lives to this point, and they weren’t done!

Source: Mike Anderson/Facebook

And these two heroes weren’t the only ones out risking it all to save lives; Josh Pettit shared a photo of one of his rescues, and it went viral.

Source: Josh Pettit/Facebook

“Baton Rouge got flash floods this morning going from dry land to 8ft of water in people’s houses within 2hrs! Extremely bad situation,” Josh said on Facebook. “Out the corner of my eyes I seen a bush shaking! This is all I saw! Eyes and nose barely above water She could barely tread water anymore she was so worn out and had the saddest eyes I ever seen so scared for her life! We saved her and she came laid her head on my lap and cried and moaned like a big baby! She was thanking me. I thank God for letting me notice her. We then rescued a vet and his animals and she went with them to dry land.”

Thanks to all of the brave men and women who put everything on the line to save these helpless animals.

h/t The Dodo