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Leon County Humane Society sees influx in animals after Michael

Posted at 4:44 PM, Oct 18, 2018
and last updated 2019-10-02 09:47:27-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - The Leon County Humane Society says it has taken in 32 cats and dogs from surrounding counties.

They come from animal shelters that were affected by the hurricanes and other areas that don't have shelters to go to.

Some are even being surrendered by their owners, affected by the storm, who can't take care of their pets anymore. 

"This is going to be a community effort, not even on a small scale but on a large scale the Panhandle," said Lisa Glunt, Executive Director of Leon County Humane Society. "These people lost so much the last thing I want to think about is what's going to happen to my pet, so we want to make sure that the animals that are coming to us are given the best care." 

Glunt said they're taking donations for pet food and sending most of those donations to other counties in need.

If you find a displaced animal in your neighborhood you should reach out to law enforcement.

If you're looking to adopt, the animals will be available in the next two weeks once they've been spayed or neutered.