Georgia Offering Temporary Sheltering Facilities for Evacuated Livestock

Dan Equine, Georgia, Industry News Release

livestockWith Hurricane Irma inching closer to Florida, the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) has been working with all of their state, federal and industry partners to support the safety and comfort of not only Georgia citizens and their animals, but also their Florida neighbors fleeing the storm.

GDA has temporarily suspended Animal Interstate Movement Health Requirements for entry into Georgia for the transportation of animals from areas expected to be impacted by Hurricane Irma in Florida. The suspension of entry requirements applies only to animals entering Georgia from Florida.

Plus, efforts continue to open temporary sheltering facilities for evacuated livestock. The Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter in Perry, Georgia will serve as an equine evacuation site for those in the line of Hurricane Irma. Plus, they have other locations with a few openings. To see what is available click here.

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