Large sheets of metal debris rest in the parking lot of the Shackleford shopping center following Hurricane Michael in Albany, Thursday, October 11, 2018. Hurricane Michael passed through Albany Wednesday evening as a Category 2 hurricane. 

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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Channel 2's Tom Regan traveled to middle Georgia to see the damage first hand and talk with a farmer impacted by the storm.

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