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SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Tropical Storm Irma will affect more than just the people of Sylacauga.

The Sylacauga Animal Shelter is currently home to 93 dogs and 22 cats. They will all ride the storm out inside the shelter. Kennel Technician Connie Willette explained all animals have need moved inside as the shelter takes its normal severe weather precautions.

The shelter typically keeps enough food and supplies for three days, so it should have plenty to outlast the storm that is expected to move out of the area on Tuesday.

Willette requested the community to hold all drop-offs and animal surrendering until Thursday to make sure the shelter does not become over-crowded as it will have no out-going animals.

The entire Animal Shelter staff is on call should conditions worsen or problems arise at the shelter during the significant weather event.

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