Shackle, an 11-year-old African lioness lays on an alter at the First Baptist Church, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008, in Crystal Beach, Texas. The lion from a local zoo and her owner waded through Hurricane Ike flood waters to the church after they were unable to make it off Bolivar Peninsula prior to Ike's landfall.
An alligator crosses Gulfway Drive into Hurricane Ike flood waters on the Bolivar Peninsula, Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, near High Island, Texas.
Fish remain stuck in a fence as flood waters caused by Hurricane Ike recede, in West Orange, Texas, Monday, Sept. 15, 2008. Nearby and elsewhere, groups of thousands of dead fish litter roadsides. An official with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said the tidal surge from Ike left a "sheen" of oil on the McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge, potentially endangering rare birds and other animals.
Dennis Garcia observes the damage to his backyard while taking care of his pet Duck, Bo, left, who stayed behind during Hurricane Ike Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008, in Seabrook, Texas.
A cowboy drives cattle from receding flood waters along Gulfway drive onto higher ground, Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, Near High Island, Texas. Several cattle were lost following the Ike's landfall and those that survived were being rounded up and taken to a nearby fresh watering hole where they were also being fed. Cattle officials estimate there were 35,000 cattle in the area before Ike hit.
Cowboys herd cattle after rounding them up as flood waters receded following the landfall of Hurricane Ike, on Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, near High Island, Texas. Texas agriculture officials estimated as many as 20,000 cows and horses were roaming the region; of those, they say about 4,000 died.
Ida Navejar, 19, an evacuee from Galveston, Texas, dresses one of her pet Chihuahuas, during a visit with her family's five animals that are being boarded at the Austin (Texas) Humane Society, Sept. 16, 2008 More than 100 animals are housed there after being evacuated with their owners because of Hurricane Ike. Iggy, the Iguana, is on the left. Navejar's family is sheltered at the Austin Convention Center.
Pete Rodriguez, holds a dog he named Ike that he rescued during Hurricane Ike, in Galveston, Texas, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008. In background are others who have setup temporarily in a garage.