RALEIGH, N.C. -- While it's important to have a plan in place for when natural disasters strike, it's often not until something actually happens that pet-owners realize they have no where to take their furry friends.

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In fact, not having somewhere to place a cat or dog temporarily has been cited as a reason why some choose not to evacuate. 

But one Raleigh group is looking to make sure evacuees of Hurricane Florence have a safe place to take their pets when they have to go to shelters that don't allow animals.

Cause for Paws NC has implemented a "Pet Safe" Program. The program will connect Hurricane Florence evacuees with good Samaritans who are offering to take their pets in temporarily.

“During the aftermath of hurricanes, all too often animal shelters fill up with pets that are left behind as owners leave their homes for safety. We are hoping that providing safe pet-friendly options to evacuees can give people peace of mind to leave, knowing their pets can either go with them or otherwise be cared for,” said Nicole Kincaid, Program Director of CFP’s dog rescue.

If you're interested in homing a pet for a few days you can fill out this form.

If you need a place to house your furry friend for a few days you can fill out this form

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