The Mohawk Hudson Humane Society is preparing for animal evacuees ahead of Hurricane Florence on Tuesday.

The shelter says the Grand Strand Humane Society in Myrtle Beach closed for disaster preparation and will be accepting 29 cats and kittens.

“We will always stand ready to help our humane partners as much as we can. Disasters can strike any of us and the safety net that enables us all to help each other in times of crisis is vital to saving lives,” MHHS President and CEO Todd Cramer said.

The shelter is encouraging the community to adopt pets that are already awaiting their new homes. Moving out animals already at the shelter is critical to free up space for rescue.

The shelter says additional pets may come as Florence affects the southeast.

The Animal Care Center, located at 3 Oakland Avenue in Menands, is open daily from noon to 6:00 p.m. Available pets can be viewed and donations can be made online at