Fort Valley opens safe center shelter for animals

FVSU safe center opens to the public. Jennifer Munoz (WGXA) 

FORT VALLEY, Ga. -- Fort Valley State University opened it's doors for animals evacuating for Hurricane Irma.

The safe center can hold a variety of animals including dogs, cats, horses and even some exotic species.

They have 107 Kennels for dogs and 87 for cats.

The facility opened for the public after Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Chatham County decided to shelter in place instead of taking them to Fort Valley.

Anna Ellis with the safe center said the safety of animals is very important especially with a large storm like Irma.

"Our pets are part of our family, farm animals people risk leaving them behind but they don't worry about necessarily the flood waters unknown dangers that might lie in that having to leave them behind," said Ellis.

Owners should bring their animal's health records and food.

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