Genesis 8:1, “But God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the livestock that were with him in the ark.” ESV
Genesis 8:21, “…The Lord said in his heart, ‘I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the intentions of man’s heart is evil from his youth. Neither will I ever again strike down every living creature as I have done…'” ESV
Genesis 9:12, “And God said, ‘This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations.'” ESV
My cousin’s dog was missing for 8 days. When they found him he was in a vertical culvert in a neighbor’s yard. He had lost 30 pounds and the vet wasn’t sure he would make it through the night. The joints of his legs had been rubbed to the bone in his efforts to get out.
He died 5 days later.
Did God care?
God made a covenant with the animals.
Matthew 10:29, “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.” ESV