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Alabama livestock shelters open in response to Hurricane Sally

Additional sheltering facilities may open up if these reach maximum capacity.

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) is opening temporary sheltering facilities for evacuated livestock.

According to ADAI, animals that are being moved in response to Hurricane Sally will be exempt from a certificate of veterinary inspection.

Available shelters include the following:

  • State Emergency Livestock Shelter at Garrett Coliseum
    • Located at 1295 Coliseum Blvd in Montgomery, Alabama
    • Contacts: Bill Harden or Connie at 334-356-6866
  • Alabama A&M Agribition Center
    • Located at 4925 Moore's Mill Road in Huntsville, Alabama
    • Contact: Robert Spencer at 256-689-0274
    • You will need to bring your own shavings, water buckets, feed and whatever else is necessary

ADAI asks you bring the following items with you when evacuating livestock:

  • Current list of all animals, including records of feeding, vaccinations and tests.
  • Proof of ownership for all animals.
  • Supplies for temporary identification of your animals.
  • Handling equipment such as halters and appropriate tools for each animal.
  • Water, feed and buckets, along with tools and supplies needed for sanitation.

If you have questions about sheltering livestock during hurricane evacuation, contact ADAI Emergency Programs at 334-240-7279 or email brie.lowery@agi.alabama.gov.

Additional sheltering facilities may open up if these reach maximum capacity.

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