NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — A bedraggled kitten in North Carolina got a new nickname — "Survivor" — when it was pulled with its owner from floodwaters unleashed by Florence.

Cynthia Capers carries her dog Lougie while being evacuated into a high water vehicle by the police as their neighborhood begins to flood from Florence in Fayetteville, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
A man moves his horses from rising water in Lumberton, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, following flooding from Hurricane Florence. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
A lady leaves a flooded home with her dog in a neighborhood inundated by water in Lumberton, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

That wasn't the only weary animal needing help getting to high ground as rain-swollen rivers inundated highways and neighborhoods across the Carolinas.

Ivory Frazier retrieves her pet guinea pig, as she evacuates her home due to rising floodwaters from Hurricane Florence in Latta, S.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
Willie Schubert of Pollocksville, N.C., cradles his dog Lucky as he waits to be rescued by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew off a stranded van in Pollocksville, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer Samuel Knoeppel, top, and Randy Haba, bottom right, load Willie Schubert of Pollocksville, N.C., into a rescue basket as he is rescued from a rooftop in Pollocksville on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Some dogs — including one named "Lucky" — got a lift by helicopter to safety with their owners, while others had to doggy-paddle through waters that reached their owners' knees or higher. Horses and even a guinea pig were picked up at flooded properties and moved to safety.

A man tries to get his dog out of a flooded neighborhood in Lumberton, N.C., Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
Jody Jones kisses his pit bull Emma along Nine Foot Road in Newport, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, after sharing a meal with her. Jones lost everything after his home was destroyed by Hurricane Florence. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP, File)
US Coast Guard flight mechanic, Jason Frayne, left, directs J. Heron Ramos Sr., right, and his dog as they leave a Coast Guard helicopter after being picked up from their flooded Brugaw N.C. homes where the Coast Guard dropped them off in Wilmington, NC., Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Hundreds of people inland and on the coast also got help from rescue crews by boat and by air after getting stranded in their homes.

Source: The Associated Press