CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Thousands of people are still staying in shelters more than a week after Hurricane Matthew ripped through the East coast and furry friends are suffering from the hurricane aftermath as well.
Since leaving on Friday, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care & Control Emergency Response Team has saved dozens of dogs and cats in Edgecombe County displaced by the floods caused by Hurricane Matthew.
On Monday there were 115 dogs and two cats in an animal shelter. Eighty-one of the animals are owned and 34 are strays. In the meantime, Animal Care & Control, assisted by the National Guard, are canvassing neighborhoods to bring food to horses and other animals.
The team, depending on conditions, could start heading back to Charlotte as early as Tuesday.
Edgecombe County's Animal Control Shelter is dealing with roughly 200 animals, which is much more than the shelter was designed to hold.