From ANIMAL PEOPLE, October 2005:
VISAKHAPATNAM–The Visakha SPCA, among the first humane
societies to respond to the December 26, 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami,
was almost obliterated by flash-flooding following a September 19
typhoon that broke an upstream dam.
“At 11:30 a.m.,” founder Pradeep Kumar Nath noticed, “most
of the 330 cattle on the premises suddenly turned restless,” after
enduring a day and a half of heavy rain and ankle-deep standing water
in their sheds.
“They began to cry out in despair,” Nath continued.
“Immediately shelter manager Sarada Buddhiraju and deputy shelter
manager J.V.V.S. Rajsekhar threw the goshala gate open, and all of
the cattle ran out. Half an hour later the west wall gave way and
flooding began that reached eight feet. This made Sarada and Raj
rush to pull all the puppies out of the pound and a nearby storage
area where some dogs rest.