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N.J. pets welcome at hurricane evacuation shelters

Good Job Governor Chris Christy!!

Hurricane-Pet-Shelter-Aug-26.JPGTony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerMaryellen Small of Beachwood, a volunteer for the Ocean County Animal Response Team, carries supplies past a stack of pet carriers at the Red Cross shelter at the Poland Spring Arena in Toms River, where they are preparing for residents of Seaside, along with their pets, who have nowhere to go after evacuating ahead of hurricane Irene.

EWING — New Jersey pet owners are welcome along with their furry friends at the state’s hurricane evacuation shelters.

Gov. Chris Christie said the state is prepare to welcome cats and dogs to the emergency shelters of last resort meant for people.

"No one should be staying in their homes in an endangered area because they feel like they can’t bring their pets with them," Christie said.

But, he warned, pet owners should come with all the supplies needed to care for their pets.

"I can’t believe as governor I’m actually having to say this, bring the kitty litter box and you know the pooper-scooper and all the rest of that stuff," Christie said.

Christie: Pets welcome at state shelters

Christie: Pets welcome at state shelters Gov. Chris Christie said today people will not be turned away from state shelters if they bring their pets, but warned residents to also bring the kitty litter and the pooper scooper. (Megan DeMarco/The Star-Ledger) Watch video

Related:  Hurricane Irene weakens, still expected to strike N.J. as a Category 1 storm

Source:  NJ.com

WOOF: Cats & Dogs (any pets) can get stressed when there is tension, stress &/or arguing between human household members (and will be worse in a shelter situation). So be kind to one another!!

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