Horses rescued from flood waters in Texas

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COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) - Firefighters rescued a horse, which was trapped in high water in College Station, Texas on Sunday afternoon. It took responders about 20 minutes to get the horse to safety.

A second horse also was spotted on the loose nearby. It was safely captured as well.

"The College Station Fire Department did a great job of taking care of themselves and getting the horses out safely. Both horses have been checked out by our doctors, both have minor abrasions from being in the debris, but they're going to do fine," said Dr. Leslie Easterwood, with Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine.

The Brazos County, Texas sheriff's office is still trying to find the horses' owners.

Two separate emergency groups from the veterinary school made their way down to the southeastern part of the estate, assist with animals that may have been trapped or hurt during the storm. Easterwood said the advanced team that was deployed Friday has been responding in the San Patricio and Aransas county areas.

The crew that left Sunday morning stopped in Victoria, Texas. The state is evaluating which area to dispatch that larger crew, so they can be as helpful as possible.

Those crews have a dual purpose. Easterwood said they will help and aiding Texas Task Force 1 and their search dogs and will also take in any refugee animals that come in with or without owners.