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Displaced pets could come to Columbus

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - All the flooding in Georgia is forcing families to relocate, and some are having to leave their pets behind. Humane societies all over the state of Georgia are working together to for an emergency plan for affected animals.

They are placing pets in shelters -- a complimentary service -- until owners can get back on their feet. Those pets may even be making their way to Columbus.

Joan Sammond with the Georgia SPCA told News Leader Nine, "We're using the older facility. The Muscogee County Humane Society building is being used as an emergency shelter for the state of Georgia when in need."

Right now no pets are being put in the local shelter, but that is the back-up plan. Officials say they are holding off moving animals here until they see what direction the weather takes.

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