Upstate Volunteers Head to NC While Animal Evacuees Need New Local Homes

posted by WGY News - 

As the Carolinas brace for Hurricane Florence, the Red Cross is getting ready for a huge relief effort across the region. 

Officials say as many as 100,000 people may need emergency shelter in the days ahead. 

Close to two-dozen volunteers from upstate New York are being deployed ahead of the storm to support relief efforts. 

And, the Mohawk-Hudson Humane Society is preparing for evacuees of the four-legged variety. 

Thirty cats and kittens were on schedule to arrive at the Menands shelter Tuesday night.

Society officials say there may be more to come, too. 

They're encouraging people to stop by and adopt pets that are already here awaiting a new home.

Photo: WNYT

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