Cleveland APL takes in shelter dogs from South Carolina after Hurricane Matthew

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CLEVELAND-- The Cleveland Animal Protective League received 17 dogs from South Carolina Wednesday night.

Hurricane Matthew created an influx of dogs coming into rescue centers along the coast. In order to make room for more, these 17 animals had to take a ride from Myrtle Beach to Cleveland.

"I think these shelters have been overwhelmed by the immediate need in the community to take in animals that have lost their homes, lost their family as a result of the flooding," said Sharon Harvey with the Cleveland APL.

The pups were already in shelters when Hurricane Matthew hit.

The APL hopes to get them new homes as soon as possible.

"By letting people know that these dogs from South Carolina, will also raise awareness about the Cleveland APL, about the dogs and the cats and the rabbits and all kinds of animals that we have here every single day. And they need the wonderful people in our community who love animals to come in and adopt," Harvey said.

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