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San Diego Humane Society helps rescue labradors from Florence flooding

Posted: 5:16 PM, Sep 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-19 00:18:43Z

(KGTV) — San Diego Humane Society responders in South Carolina helped rescue five dogs from rising floodwaters since arriving to provide relief.

San Diego Humane Society’s Emergency Response Team helped rescue five Labradors in Horry County, S.C. The dogs were trapped within a fenced area as floodwaters were rising.

"The team's great, morale is high," said Sgt. Austin Seuferer, a San Diego Humane Law Enforcement officer. "We're ready to assist wherever the needs are."

Seuferer says the dogs' owner reportedly couldn't carry the dogs out and called crews in for help.

"They were lashing out. The one I carried was lashing out ... So I ended up doing a leash wrap mussel and carrying him back," Seuferer said.

The dogs are now safe at Horry County Animal Care Center, where they'll remain until it's safe to return home.

SD Humane Society was assisted Horry County Police and Humane Society of the United States.