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USA: Animal shelters reaching 'full capacity' as Hurricane Dorian nears Florida

United States, Melbourne
September 04, 2019 at 00:53 GMT +00:00 · Published

Pet owners were were evacuating their animals to shelters across Florida on Tuesday, as Hurricane Dorian nears the US coastline.

Brevard County Animal Shelter in Melbourne vowed to stay open throughout the storm, providing refuge to pets who are unable to stay at their owners side.

The Wickham Park Community Center also opened its doors to pet lovers.

Hurricane Dorian was downgraded to a category two storm on Tuesday morning, as it slowly moves towards the eastern US coast.

The Bahamas bored the brunt of the hurricane, which stayed as a category five storm for over 24 hours with 185mph (298kmph) winds. It has been reported as the second-strongest Atlantic hurricane on record.

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Pet owners were were evacuating their animals to shelters across Florida on Tuesday, as Hurricane Dorian nears the US coastline.

Brevard County Animal Shelter in Melbourne vowed to stay open throughout the storm, providing refuge to pets who are unable to stay at their owners side.

The Wickham Park Community Center also opened its doors to pet lovers.

Hurricane Dorian was downgraded to a category two storm on Tuesday morning, as it slowly moves towards the eastern US coast.

The Bahamas bored the brunt of the hurricane, which stayed as a category five storm for over 24 hours with 185mph (298kmph) winds. It has been reported as the second-strongest Atlantic hurricane on record.

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