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Shelters for people, pets open in South Georgia

September 2, 2004

Americus- The Red Cross also opened the first shelter in Americus Thursday.

More than 30 cots were set up at First Baptist Church. And staff and volunteers were ready with food and water.

"And then we have different kits that we have built up that we take in with us in order to open the shelter," said Red Cross Volunteer Joe Leonard.

When First Baptist in Americas fills up, the second shelter will open across the street at First Methodist.

The Thomas County Humane society will open an emergency pet shelter, if necessary, Saturday afternoon at the Thomasville Fair Grounds. When owners bring their pets, they should bring along food and medications.

Beth Graham from the Humane Society says, "Bring food, for a couple of days, if they can. If they have crates or carriers that they can put their animals in, to please bring those, medications, shot records."

Household pets will be welcomed, as well as livestock and exotic animals. To learn more, contact the Thomas County Humane Society.

posted at 10:16 p.m. by brannon.stewart@walb.com