CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It can be a difficult decision to make, whether to evacuate your home when it’s in the path of a hurricane. It can be even more difficult for pet owners who are worried if they’ll be able to find an emergency shelter that accepts pets.
Watch the video above to learn how many shelters allow pets now and provide accommodations pet owners may not have.
In 2006, an Associated Press poll found that 44 percent of the people who did not evacuate during Hurricane Katrina, didn't do so because of their pets.
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