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Nearly 150 animals displaced by Irma arrive at Duncan shelter

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Nearly 150 shelter animals displaced by Hurricane Irma in Florida arrived at an American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) emergency shelter in Duncan on Wednesday. ASPCA said the animals are being relocated from Miami and Daytona. 

According to the ASPCA, the animals are being relocated from Florida to make room for the increase in lost pets within their communities due to Irma. The organization said the 40,000 square foot emergency shelter in Duncan was set up prior to Irma so that displaced animals would have a safe place to go. 

The shelter said a pipeline is in place to get the animals to other shelters throughout the country.

The ASPCA is also establishing distribution centers in Duncan and Miami to send pet supplies to areas affected by Irma. The organization stated that members of the public could donate items and pet supplies at the Duncan emergency shelter. The ASPCA is asking for new items including towels, creates, and unopened cat and dog food. 

Items can be dropped off at the Duncan shelter located at 1875 E. Main Street between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The ASPCA stated that they are not adopting animals out directly from the shelter and people that stop by should only do so to drop off supplies. 

The organization is also asking for monetary donations to help in their continued rescue efforts. Monetary donations can be made at www.aspca.org/Irma

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