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Saving pets after Hurricane Florence

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Hurricane Florence’s deadly winds and waters forced widespread evacuations in North Carolina, and for many residents, that included their pets. Rescuers and evacuees sought to bring their dogs, cats and even horses to higher ground. Click through this slideshow to see some of the — sometimes quite wet — animals being saved. (Colin Campbell/Yahoo News)

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Robert Simmons Jr. and his kitten “Survivor” are rescued from floodwaters after Hurricane Florence dumped several inches of rain in the area overnight, Sept. 14, 2018 in New Bern, N.C. (Photo: Andrew Carter/The News & Observer via AP)


Jimmy Shackleford, 74, of Burgaw transports his son Jim Shackleford and his wife Lisa, and their pets Izzy, Bella and Nala (in the cage) in the bucket of his tractor as the Northeast Cape Fear River breaks its banks during flooding after Hurricane Florence in Burgaw, N.C., on Sept. 17, 2018. (Photo: Jonathan Drake/Reuters)


Panicked dogs that were left caged by an owner who fled rising flood waters in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, are rescued by volunteer rescuer Ryan Nichols of Longview, Texas, in Leland, North Carolina, Sept. 16, 2018. (Photo: Jonathan Drake/Reuters)


Rescue workers from Township No. 7 Fire Department and volunteers from the Civilian Crisis Response Team help rescue a woman and her dog from their flooded home during Hurricane Florence Sept. 14, 2018 in James City, N.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


Laura Gretch, Humane Rescue Alliance transport manager, holds Frances, an 8-year-old Chihuahua mix who is one of the 26 cats and dogs arriving at Humane Rescue Alliance in Washington, Sept. 11, 2018, from Norfolk Animal Care and Control of Norfolk, Va., in advance of Hurricane Florence. People aren’t the only ones evacuating to get out of the path of Hurricane Florence. The dogs and cats will all be available for adoption.(Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP)


Volunteers from all over North Carolina help rescue residents and their pets from their flooded homes during Hurricane Florence Sept. 14, 2018 in New Bern, N.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


In this image from video, residents rescue carry cats they rescued by boat in floodwaters in Jacksonville, N.C., Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. (Photo: Robert Bumsted/AP)


Volunteers from all over North Carolina help rescue residents and their pets from their flooded homes during Hurricane Florence Sept. 14, 2018 in New Bern, N.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


Iva Williamson, 4 years old, peers behind her as she joins neighbors and pets in fleeing rising flood waters in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Leland, North Carolina, Sept. 16, 2018. (Photo: Jonathan Drake/Reuters)


A wet dog waits with his owners as they await rescue from rising flood waters in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Leland, North Carolina, Sept. 16, 2018. (Photo: Jonathan Drake/Reuters)


Panicked dogs that were left caged by an owner who fled rising flood waters in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, swim free after their release in Leland, North Carolina, Sept. 16, 2018. (Photo: Jonathan Drake/Reuters)


Members of Coast Guard Shallow-Water Response Boat Team 3 help pets stranded by floodwater caused by Hurricane Florence near Riegelwood, North Carolina, Sept. 16, 2018. (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 2nd Class Loumania Stewart/Handout/Reuters)


Carla Ramm checks on her cat Jackjack after they were loaded onto a boat during their rescue from rising flood waters in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, in Leland, North Carolina, Sept. 16, 2018. (Photo: Jonathan Drake/Reuters)


A woman evacuates her home in a low-lying area during Tropical Storm Florence in Lumberton, North Carolina, Sept. 16, 2018. (Photo: Randall Hill/Reuters)


U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer David Kelly carries a dog to safety during Tropical Storm Florence in Lumberton, North Carolina, Sept. 16, 2018. (Photo: Randall Hill/Reuters)


Dana Taylor, pets her dog Brownie after being evacuated with her children Dana 7, and Timothy, 9, right, from their flooded neighborhood as Florence continues to dump heavy rain in Fayetteville, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (Photo: David Goldman/AP)


Horses are led to higher ground during Tropical Storm Florence in Lumberton, North Carolina, Sept. 16, 2018. (Photo: Randall Hill/Reuters)


A man walks along the street with his dog as people return to their houses after the passing of Hurricane Florence in New Bern, North Carolina, Sept. 16, 2018. (Photo: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)


Susan Hedgpeth hugs her dog Cooper, as they go to higher ground via the United States Coast Guard during Tropical Storm Florence in Lumberton, North Carolina, Sept. 16, 2018. (Photo: Randall Hill/Reuters)


Amanda Mason carries a cat she rescued from her neighborhood off of Nine Foot Road, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Newport, N.C. Mason and her partner Zack McWilliams visited their damaged home and found the displaced cat and carried it out to safety. Their home was flooded by fast rising water from a tributary of the Newport River on Friday night. (Photo: Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP)


A woman carries her cat on a flooded street after Hurricane Florence struck Piney Green, North Carolina, Sept. 16, 2018. (Photo: Carlo Allegri/Reuters)


A cat walks through a flooded street after Hurricane Florence struck Piney Green, North Carolina, Sept. 16, 2018. (Photo: Carlo Allegri/Reuters)


Horses are led to higher ground by their owner during Tropical Storm Florence in Lumberton, North Carolina, Sept. 16, 2018. (Photo: Randall Hill/Reuters)