Some Georgia organizations are assisting refugees and evacuees from Florence, according to The Brunswick News.
Virginia Schlegel, executive director of the Coastal Georgia Humane Society, said its South Carolina counterpart was looking for places to take its animals to get them out of the path of Hurricane Florence.
Humane Society staff and volunteers rented a vehicle to go with the one it already has and took off to Myrtle Beach at 4 a.m. Tuesday. They came back with the load of pets at around 5 p.m. that evening.
The “refugee” pets will be available for adoption in one to two weeks, said Sharon Mathews, animal care specialist for the Humane Society.
Lynn Heth, Humane Society shelter director, said they were so thankful for all the help they’d gotten during Hurricane Irma that they wanted to help other shelters out. The Coastal Georgia Humane Society currently has around 65 dogs and 76 cats total, though some are in foster homes, she said.