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State Animal Response Team Sets Up Shelters For Pets, Livestock

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RALEIGH, N.C. — State Animal Response Team

members and volunteers are responding to disaster challenges associated with Hurricane Isabel. County animal response teams associated with SART have set up five animal shelters for evacuated companion animals and livestock.

The Onslow County Animal Response Team has established a co-located shelter in Jacksonville Commons Middle School, housing evacuees and their pets in the same facility. People are sheltering in one wing, and their animals are sheltering in cages in another wing. Owners need to bring their own dog crates or cat carriers, as well as food, bowls, cat litter, leashes and bedding.

According to CART volunteer Jacqui vanderWoude, "The sheltering arrangements are working very quickly and smoothly; we have 27 dogs and five cats at present, but have room for plenty more." Contact Karen Spivey at


The Wayne County Animal Response Team has set up temporary sheltering for livestock and horses at Wayne Regional Fairgrounds on U.S. 117 South in Goldsboro. Horses must have proof of a current negative Coggins test. The shelter can also accommodate companion animals if owners bring their own carriers, food, cat litter, leashes and bedding. Companion animals must have proof of vaccinations. Contact Eileen Coite at


or Wayne Co. Cooperative Extension center at


Companion animal sheltering is available in Manteo, provided by the Dare County Animal Response Team.

The Lenoir County Animal Response Team has set up a temporary animal shelter for companion animals and livestock (but not horses) at Kinston Livestock Arena.

The Pitt County Animal Response Team in Greenville is also accepting small animals at the animal shelter on 4550 County Home Road in Greenville.