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VIDEO: Groton Manages 15 Dogs, Other Pets in Red Cross Shelter

Pet owners, volunteers take turns walking dogs in a hurricane

Groton’s Red Cross Shelter at Fitch High School accepted pets, and as of 11 a.m. had 15 dogs, two cats and a rabbit.

Some of the animals were anxious, perhaps sensing the change in barometric pressure, and had to have sheets covering their crates to keep them from barking. Volunteers and pet owners took turns walking them during Hurricane Sandy.

“They’re really good right now,” Keri Bush, an assistant with Groton Animal Control, said of the animals. “The owners are doing really well (with them.)”

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