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Three Shelters Remain Open in Prince George's Tuesday, All Are 'Pet Friendly'

Residents with and without pets may evacuate to any of three Prince George's County shelters.


The Prince George's County Office of Emergency Management has three shelters open for county residents Tuesday in the aftermath of Sandy's strongest blows. All three shelters are now "pet friendly," said Carol Terry, a spokesperson for the county Department of Environmental Resources.

The shelters will take in owners who evacuate with their pets, but they are not drop offs for unattended animals, according to Terry.

The shelters are Charles H. Flowers High School located at 10001 Ardwick Ardmore Rd. in Springdale, Gwynn Park High School at 13800 Brandywine Rd in Brandywine, and University of Maryland's Ritchie Coliseum at 7950 Baltimore Avenue in College Park.

Residents can check the county website for updates or call the 311 call center. It's hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Nurses from the county's health department will be on hand at the shelters, which are managed by American Red Cross, the county's Department of Social Services and its Department of Family Services.

Emergencies can be reported to the county's 24-hour 911 call center.


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