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San Diego Humane Society team heads to North Carolina for Hurricane Florence animal rescue effort

Posted: 8:36 AM, Sep 17, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-17 15:36:26Z

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Team members from the San Diego Humane Society departed for North Carolina this weekend to help rescue animals trapped or stranded by Hurricane Florence.

Several San Diego team members are working with other U.S. Humane Society branches as part of the animal rescue effort in the storm-ravaged region.

Each team member is FEMA-certified and has training in swift-water rescues of animals of all sizes.

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Sgt. Laurel Monreal said, "There's everything from animals standing on water on top of roofs, staircases, to potentially animals being swept down, but we are going to see animals at their home waiting for rescue, standing on high ground."

In 2017, hundreds of dogs and cats were rescued and brought to San Diego after Hurricane Harvey.

There is no immediate word on how long the San Diego team and others will be in North Carolina.