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Charleston Animal Society seeking homes for dogs rescued from flooding

This photo shows an SCDNR officer with dogs rescued from flooding in the Pee Dee region of the state. (Courtesy: SCDNR)

If you are looking for a chance to make a difference in the life of an animal impacted by Hurricane Matthew, this weekend's your chance. The Charleston Animal Society is helping to evacuate 20 dogs rescued from flood water in the Pee Dee region of the state.

The dogs were expected to arrive in Charleston Wednesday afternoon. They will be up for adoption this weekend as a part of the "Clear the Shelter" event.

“We are fortunate to have the ability to help the animals in Marion County in their time of need,” said Charleston Animal Society CEO Joe Elmore. “We know that these animals are helpless against the flooding and it’s good to know that we can find them new homes.”

PHOTOS: SCDNR officers busy with animal rescues

Workers with the Charleston Animal Society have been visiting shelters in the Pee Dee to provide assistance and help safely relocate animals. They also assisted with a major transport to Ohio and offered medical assistance ahead of evacuations.

If you are unable to make it to this weekend's events, Elmore asks you consider a donation that would allow the Charleston Animal Society to continue assisting flood-prone areas of South Carolina.

As a part of this weekend's adoption event, all fees are being waived.

Other Storm-Related Rescue Efforts:

• 16 dogs and one cat were brought from St. Frances Animal Shelter in Georgetown, to Charleston Animal Society, where they will be adopted into new homes.

• 25 kittens and 10 cats were brought from Chesterfield County Animal Shelter due to flooding in that area. These animals will be adopted into new homes in the Lowcountry.

• 30 dogs were transported from the Horry County Animal Care Center to safety in Ohio, with the assistance of the Humane Society of the United States and a veterinarian from Charleston Animal Society.

• Another veterinarian from Charleston Animal Society is on-site in Horry County helping with medical clearance exams to prepare more animals there for evacuation.

• 107 dogs and cats placed into foster care through Charleston Animal Society before Hurricane Matthew.

• 18 dogs and cats transported out of Charleston Animal Society by the York County Humane Society.

• 25 dogs transported from Charleston Animal Society by the Aiken Albrecht SPCA Animal Care Center.

• 52 dogs transported from Francis R. Willis SPCA in Dorchester County to Charleston Animal Society.

• 65 dogs transported from Charleston Animal Society to Maryland with the assistance of the Humane Society of the United States.

• 28 dogs transported from Charleston Animal Society to Francis of Assisi Rescue in Roanoke Virginia

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