Needless to say, when a storm the size of Hurricane Florence hits, a lot of lives change can forever.

As we hear of all the evacuations along the coast of the Carolinas, you sometimes forget that those left behind aren't just stubborn people who refuse to leave in wake of the storm.

Many animal shelters are left helpless during the aftermath of a large storm. Prolonged power outages and lack of resources put many of the animals' lives ate risk, especially in an area like the American south where shelter overcrowding is a big issue.

This is why Pets Alive in Wallkill is one of a number of shelters who's taken in dogs who would have been trapped in the path of the hurricane.

Becky Tegze, executive director of Pets Alive, told the Times Herald Record: 

We know there’s going to be hundreds, if not thousands, of displaced pets after. You’ve got to make room for them, and get these guys to safety.

The Record says that Pets Alive has already taken in eight dogs from a shelter in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and expects to take in a lot more from that and other shelters around the hurricane.

If you're ready to adopt one the furry, four-legged refugees, you'll have to wait till the weekend September 22. Tegze said the incoming dogs will all have to go through a checkup and precautionary de-worming.