Animal Rescue

September 22, 2018

Hundreds of dogs and cats have been rescued from an animal shelter that was about to collapse during Hurricane Florence.

The Carteret County Humane Society in New Port, 15 miles from the North Carolina coast, flooded and its roof threatened to collapse on Friday during the catastrophic storm. The staff and animals were rescued around 8 p.m. with help from the Cajun Navy.

More than 100 cats and dogs were rescued in trucks and taken to a temporary shelter at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.

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