Atlanta shelter taking in 23 animals from struggling Albany facilities

The Atlanta Humane Society will take in 23 dogs and cats from Albany Friday morning.

Shelters in Albany have been without water or power since Hurricane Michael passed through on Wednesday evening, a press release said. The animals are expected to arrive at the nonprofit’s Howell Mill campus by 11:30 a.m.

The animals were available for adoption in Albany, and will be placed up for adoption in Atlanta after they are medically evaluated. Bringing them to Atlanta will “free up much needed space” in Albany for animals who become lost or displaced due to the storm, the statement said.

AHS’s animal emergency services team contacted its partner shelters when the storm started to form to see how they could help. The organization took in nearly 1,000 shelter animals from hurricane-ravaged areas in 2017, the news release said. 

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