Young-Williams Animal Center is working to make space in its shelter to take in evacuee pets from Hurricane Florence.
As of Wednesday morning, the shelter had one empty dog cage. Right now, it's working to find as many fosters and adopting families as possible to free up room at the shelter.
"We're having our emergency fosters take our current pets because we're actually almost at capacity," Courtney Kliman with the YWAC said. "So we have a list of people we're calling to get all of our available pets out of here, and if people want to adopt, we're encouraging everyone -- if you're watching this --please adopt our pets. If you've been thinking about adding a new family member to your home, now is the time."
In the past, YWAC has taken in pets from hurricanes such as Hurricane Irma in 2017.
If you want to foster or adopt an animal from YWAC, you can call (865) 215-6599 or visit their website here for more information. If you aren't looking to adopt or foster but still want to help, you can also provide a donation to YWAC to help pay for food and care for the animals.