MITCHELL CO., Ga. (WALB) - Days after Hurricane Michael’s devastation in the Mitchell County area, Stitches Animal Rescue recovered nearly 30 animals throughout the county.
None of them had identification, but most of them have been adopted out, or sent to rescues. If fact, only three of the animals from that group remain at the shelter.
A year later, the shelter is crowded with animals, and they are in need of more kennels.
Susan Jamerson, vice president of Stitches, reminds pet owners of what they should do with pets before a big storm.
“Everybody should make sure that they take their animals with them when the vacate their home. If they can’t, they need to make arrangements to go somewhere that they can be looked after while the storm is going on,” said Jamerson.
Jamerson also said pet owners should have their pets microchipped, or have a tag on pets so they can be identified and returned to you.
If you would like to help the animal shelter by volunteering or donating, call (229) 336-7030.