PHOTOS: SCDNR officers busy with animal rescues

Officials say all of these photos show rescues that took place in the Pee Dee region of the state. (Courtesy: SCDNR)

Officers with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources have been busy this week. In addition to patrolling rivers and streams and providing support for typical post disaster enforcement and safety procedures, officers have been out rescuing pets and livestock in waterlogged areas in the Pee Dee region of the state and along the Edisto River.

Several properties are under water as rivers have reached peak levels and crested or are expected to soon crest as a result of the state's visit from Hurricane Matthew.

In a post on one of the agency's Facebook pages, SCDNR reports animal shelters are in need of supplies and volunteers -- especially the animal shelters in Horry County.

"Animal shelters in flooded areas are in great need of medium or large dog crates, pet food, and volunteers. The crates help SCDNR transport animals safely. Any of our youth volunteering at a shelter we would love to share any pictures you have. Sharing this post is one of the best things you can do to help get the word out that the shelters need some help."

SCDNR asks any extra crates, food or etc. be taken to your local animal shelter. If you live in or near Horry County, you are asked to take donations to 1923 Industrial Park, Conway or 123 Cat and Dog Way, Mullins, SC 29574.

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