NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — People aren't the only ones being pulled from floodwaters in parts of eastern North Carolina inundated by Florence .

Rescuers are helping pets to safety, too, including one aptly named kitten: Survivor.

The News & Observer in Raleigh reported that Robert Simmons Jr. was among those seeking refuge Friday afternoon in New Bern, a city near the coast that's bordered by two rivers and has been swamped with water.

The newspaper reports Simmons climbed into a rescue boat with Survivor. Photos and video showed the tiny animal drenched, mewing and clinging to Simmons.

Andrew Carter, the reporter who took the photo, said he had almost stopped covering the boat rescues before meeting Robert and Survivor.

Officials say hundreds of people in New Bern have been pulled from high water. At 2:30 p.m. Saturday, the city that all water rescues had been completed.