Arizona's 'Elk Whisperer' heads to Texas to help with Hurricane Harvey relief

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PINE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Arizona's 'Elk Whisperer', Debera Butler continues to help animals and this time she is heading to Texas. Butler is a veterinarian who has been known to help wild animals at her home in Pine, AZ. 

Butler first made headlines after saving an elk that had wandered into her yard and was entangled in a tire swing.

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Butler, who's been coined the 'Elk Whisperer,' says the elk has come back for visits and now she also gets visits from a herd of elk.

[RELATED: Incredible video: Herd of elk visit home of 'Elk Whisperer' daily]

Now, Butler is planning to go to Texas to help any way she can with the animals who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey.

[RAW VIDEO: Up close with an elk in Pine, Arizona]

Butler got a temporary Texas veterinarian license so she can work with animals in need at the convention center in Houston. She said she doesn't know what to expect, but she hopes to help as many animals as possible.

"I've always had a love of animals and I just feel like they're defenseless and whatever I can do to help, I want to do," Butler said. 

Neighbors tell Butler that when she’s away, the elk don’t come around much to her property, but as soon as she returns, the elk come to welcome her home.

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