Alaqua Animal Refuge evacuates more than 300 animals

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FREEPORT, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Hurricane Irma may not be projected to have much of an impact, if any, on our area, but some are still being proactive and evacuating.

Alaqua Animal Refuge sits on low ground that has a high likelihood of serious flooding and because of that, they have initiated their evacuation process.

Thursday, the Walton County Sheriff's Office, along with refuge volunteers began a five-day process to evacuate more than 300 animals off the property.

Alaqua owner Laurie Hood told NewsChannel 7/Local 18 News all of the farm animals are being transported to the Paxton Agriculture Center, and the majority of their dogs and cats have been sent to foster homes.

Hood said they still have roughly 60 animals they have not been placed yet.

If you would like to help, check out the link attached to this article.