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Dogs being evacuated to South Florida because of Hurricane Florence

Posted at 4:39 PM, Sep 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-12 16:53:52-04

People aren't the only ones evacuating ahead of Hurricane Florence. Dozens of animals from shelters in both North and South Carolina are now in West Palm Beach.  And they'll stay here until they are adopted. 

This afternoon, employees at Big Dog Ranch Rescue in Loxahatchee arrived back here to South Florida with all those animals.

Drivers left yesterday taking a couple of empty vans to bring the dogs back here to South Florida.  

Laurie Simmons, President of Big Dog Ranch Rescue, says the shelters called pleading for assistance because they are anticipating up to five feet of flooding.

The animals are expected to be available for adoption in about two weeks. 

"They're precious, they're loving, caring. They just need to find a forever home," Jackie Paul Administrative Assistant at Big Dog Ranch Rescue.

If you want to help volunteers, towels, blankets, and toys.  Also, if you can foster any of the dogs that are already in the shelter it will create more space for the new animals that just arrived.

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