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Cleveland APL opens doors to displaced pets from Florida ahead of Hurricane Irma

Displaced pets from Florida arrive at CLE APL
Displaced pets from Florida arrive at CLE APL
Displaced pets from Florida arrive at CLE APL
Displaced pets from Florida arrive at CLE APL
Displaced pets from Florida arrive at CLE APL
Displaced pets from Florida arrive at CLE APL
Displaced pets from Florida arrive at CLE APL
Displaced pets from Florida arrive at CLE APL
Displaced pets from Florida arrive at CLE APL
Displaced pets from Florida arrive at CLE APL
Posted at 10:39 AM, Sep 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-11 16:59:43-04

As Hurricane Irma prepares to make landfall in southern Florida, the Cleveland Animal Protective League opened their doors to accept two truckloads of furry, four-legged refugees from the troubled state.

Early Saturday morning the trucks arrived with 12 dogs and 20 cats from shelters in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.

The animals were up for adoption in shelters before Irma started heading inland, an APL spokesperson said.

The animals are homeless and don't have anyone looking for them, officials said.

The APL, already tight for space, set up temporary rooms to house the animals. 

"When crisis strikes, the Cleveland APL team rallies and does whatever it takes to help animals in need," a spokesperson said.

Anyone interested in adoption information can reach the Cleveland APL by calling 216-771-4616.

RELATED: Ohioans headed south to Florida to offer aid to those in need.