About 100 cats and kittens from areas hit hard by Hurricane Michael are being airlifted out of Florida to shelters in suburban Philadelphia and Delaware.

The Brandywine Valley SPCA is teaming up with the Jacksonville Humane Society to relocate the animals.

Spokeswoman Linda Torelli says they want to make room in the shelters so other animals lost in the hurricane can stay near their homes and hopefully be reunited with their families. Other animals are coming from a shelter damaged by the storm.

A plane carrying the cats is set to land at a private terminal in New Castle, Delaware, Monday afternoon. The cats will be taken to the Brandywine Valley SPCA’s rehab center in Georgetown to be evaluated.

The animals will be brought to shelters for adoption in Delaware and suburban Philadelphia, and possibly other locations around the Northeast.

Source: The Associated Press

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