Shelters Around the Country Taking in Animals Displaced by Hurricane Florence


PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (WCBS 880) -- The North Shore Animal League on Long Island brought up 70 dogs from shelters in South Carolina and Virginia shelters to make room for the animals that will be displaced because of Hurricane Florence.

Director of Offsite Operations Anthony Angioletti says they were able to save 1,5000 animals when Katrina hit in 2005 and rescued hundreds of other animals years later when Sandy hit in 2012.

Now, they're stepping in to help as Hurricane Florence batters The Carolinas.

"What happened with Sandy we know the effects firsthand," Angioletti said. "We feel for our shelter partners, and for the animals and for the families that are going through this."

The dogs are being checked over to see if they have any medical needs and some will be up for adoption starting this weekend.