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ASPCA helping rescue animals stranded by Hurricane Matthew

GREENVILLE, N.C. — The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says it’s working to help animals stranded or left homeless by floodwaters after Hurricane Matthew.

The society said in a news release Thursday that workers are helping rescue stranded animals as well as sheltering animals whose homes have been destroyed.

The society said it has helped nearly 1,000 animals in the Carolinas and Georgia since Hurricane Matthew struck last weekend.

Tim Rickey with the ASPCA says officials in the Lumberton area think hundreds of animals may be affected by the flooding.

Floodwaters are still rising in parts of eastern North Carolina.

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