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Pet-Friendly Shelter Set Up In Palm Beach County

South Florida pet owners evacuating their homes ahead of Hurricane Matthew can stay at a special shelter in Palm Beach County. The West Boynton Recreation Center opened Wednesday for owners to stay with their dogs, cats and pocket pets.

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Palm Beach County's pet-friendly shelter at the West Boynton Recreation Center. Oct. 5, 2016.

“We have a pet friendly shelter for people and their animals,” said Dr. Virginia Sayre, a veterinarian with Palm Beach County Care and Control. “They can bring their animals here during the storm. We put kitties in one section, doggies in another section and people in a third.”

Owners must remain at the shelter along with their animals and bring something to sleep on. The pet-friendly facility is located near the intersection of Jog Road and Hypoluxo Road.

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