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With Hurricane Irma Threat, Berkeley County Animal Center To Stop Accepting Pets

Via Berkeley County Animal Center

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Berkeley County Animal Center will temporarily stop accepting animals on Thursday, September 7 in preparation for Hurricane Irma.

The shelter is working to ensure all animals currently in the facility are properly cared for and/or transported.

The shelter is expecting to transport a number of the animals to an upstate shelter on Friday, September 8. Additionally, Berkeley Animal Center needs foster families for the animals that will not be transported.

If you can help, by temporarily taking an animal, please stop by the center at 502 Cypress Gardens Road in Moncks Corner, or call 843-719-4210.

Berkeley County Animal Center workers encourage people to make plans for their animals now. The shelter will not be accepting owner surrenders or strays until Hurricane Irma no longer poses a threat to South Carolina.

Berkeley County leaders are working to identify shelters if an evacuation is ordered. When that decision is made, a local shelter will allow animals as long as owners stay with their animal(s).

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