Shelter from the Storm: Charleston needs storm pet shelter

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — It’s the height of hurricane season and Charleston County is scrambling to find an evacuation shelter to house both people and their pets – something that is required under federal law.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports ( ) the county has been looking for a location since county school district said last month it no longer will allow North Charleston High School to be used. The district says that it’s not an appropriate use of the building because of the time required to clean up before classes can resume.

Charleston County spokesman Shawn Smetana says finding a pets-and-people shelter is a top priority.

The peak of the hurricane season is around Sept. 10.


Information from: The Post and Courier,

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