Dogs, cats in hurricane zone heading to Maumee

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MAUMEE, Ohio (WTVG) -- Empty cages inside the Toledo Area Humane Society are ready and waiting for evacuees to arrive.

Those evacuees are furry, four-legged and fleeing the path of Hurricane Florence, ahead of the storm.

16 dogs and 17 cats are being transferred to our area from a shelter in the Carolinas.

They will all need foster homes right away.

"I was looking at some of their backgrounds some of them are from strays that were brought in, some of them are abandoned," said Kelly Sears, with the Toledo Area Humane Society.

Those animal evacuees are set to pack the shelter, which is expecting two other arrivals from the south this week. The total number of dogs coming in this week will be around 75, according to the President/CEO Stephen Heaven.

Dogs and cats sent here from the hurricane zone are expected to arrive Thursday, Sept. 13.