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Albany Humane Society welcomes Camden Co. evacuated animals

Animals from Camden County were brought to the Albany Humane society by the dozens ahead of Hurricane Matthew. (Source: WALB) Animals from Camden County were brought to the Albany Humane society by the dozens ahead of Hurricane Matthew. (Source: WALB)
The Albany Humane Society is asking for the public's help to care for animals relocated because of Hurricane Matthew. (Source: WALB) The Albany Humane Society is asking for the public's help to care for animals relocated because of Hurricane Matthew. (Source: WALB)
As many as 70 dogs and cats could come from Camden County. (Source: WALB) As many as 70 dogs and cats could come from Camden County. (Source: WALB)
Dianne Barlow (Source: WALB) Dianne Barlow (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The cats and dogs from the Camden County Animal Shelter are coming to Albany by the dozens, and the Humane Society is making room for all of them, and needs the community's help. 

A steady flow of cat and dog carriers were flowing into the Sally Wetherbee Adoption Center on Thursday as Hurricane Matthew headed for the East Coast.

"Two of our employees yesterday rode over to Camden County and picked up some animals, and brought them back to the shelter here in Albany. And the shelter from Camden County is bringing some more today," said Albany Humane Society Board President Dianne Barlow.

As many as 70 dogs and cats could come from Camden County to protect them from Hurricane Matthew.  

They have been moving the pets around to make room for them all, even if it means getting inventive.  

And that's a lot of mouths to feed.

Now the Humane Society is asking people to help them shelter the storm evacuees.

"If anyone would like to donate food, or towels, or cleaning supplies. Or anything we could really use it right now," explained Barlow.

Officials don't know how long they will shelter the animals, it all depends on whether Hurricane Matthew damages the Camden Animal Shelter.

"Soon as the storm leaves and they clean it up, then we will start transporting them back," said Barlow.

Of course most of the dogs and cats at the adoption center can be adopted, and that would also help in the effort. 

Anyone who would like to donate food, towels or cash can drop them off at the Albany Humane Society on West Oakridge or the Sally Wetherbee Adoption Center on Dawson Road.

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