INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. -- When a hurricane hits, people head for shelter, but animals are often left behind or forgotten.

Shannon Meehan wasn't going to let that happen.

"If a shelter is destroyed, then these dogs have no place to go," Meehan said. "And I don't want to separate them, many of them are bonded to each other, so I want to make sure the group that I have stays together."

She welcomed 44 dogs in to her business, Dogs Day Out Grooming and Pet Resort. They came from a shelter in Charleston that was badly damaged by Hurricane Matthew.

Shannon's rescue usually has 15 Great Pyrenees dogs, but special circumstances call for special care. Now she's caring for close to 100 dogs at her rescue and dog resort. She's looking for volunteers to help walk and feed. More hands for more paws.

"I've been here twice," says Barbara Spickard, a volunteer. "So what I've done both times is walk the dogs, feed and water them, take them out again, clean their cages, do the laundry, mop floors. do whatever we need to do."

The dogs will go back to their shelter once it's repaired, which could take weeks.

If you'd like to help volunteer, please call 704-708-4820 or sign up here.