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Hurricane Matthew evacuees leave family dog behind in Albany shelter

Gyro was left behind by his family who evacuated Woodbine during Hurricane Matthew. (Source: WALB) Gyro was left behind by his family who evacuated Woodbine during Hurricane Matthew. (Source: WALB)
The Albany Humane Society is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in October, so people can adopt a dog for half the usual cost this month. (Source: WALB) The Albany Humane Society is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in October, so people can adopt a dog for half the usual cost this month. (Source: WALB)
So hopefully, you can adopt Gyro, or other dogs and cats like him, for a cheaper price. (Source: WALB) So hopefully, you can adopt Gyro, or other dogs and cats like him, for a cheaper price. (Source: WALB)
Albany Humane Society Board President Dianne Barlow (Source: WALB) Albany Humane Society Board President Dianne Barlow (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Hurricane Matthew sent thousands of evacuees to Albany to escape the storm.

Many dogs and cats were brought to the Albany Humane Society because of the storm, including one dog, whose family decided to leave him behind. 

Gyro is a 7-year-old American Stafford Terrier, who came with his family to Albany from Woodbine last week to escape Hurricane Matthew.

On Thursday, the family dropped Gyro off at the shelter and left him behind.

"And while they were here they decided they just could no longer take care of this animal, so they turned it in to the shelter," said Albany Humane Society Board President Dianne Barlow.

Almost a dozen cats and dogs from Camden County's Animal Shelter were brought to Albany's Humane Society last week, as their facility was evacuated because of the hurricane.

The shelter sustained no damage, so those pets will be picked up Saturday and taken back to Camden County.

"We'll be a little bit back to normal because we are to capacity," explained Barlow. "Here at the Sally Wetherbee Adoption Center and at the shelter."

But Gyro is one storm evacuee with no home to return to. He is a very gentle dog, who likes sitting in laps and eating snacks, Gyro will be up for adoption.

"Should be in the next few days we watch them for a little while to make sure they are not aggressive, they don't have heart worms and make sure their shots have been given," said Barlow.

Last week, the community helped the Humane Society care for all of the storm evacuated pets with generous donations.  

Now Gyro, the left behind storm evacuee, waits to see if someone will give him a new home.

The Albany Humane Society is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in October, so this month, people can adopt a dog for $50, half of the usual price. So you can adopt Gyro, or other dogs and cats like him that are available, for a cheaper price.

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