Ga. National Fairgrounds opening stalls for Irma's equine evacuees

Local officials prepare for Irma

In preparation for Hurricane Irma, the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter will open its barn doors to equine animals.

Thursday at 8 a.m. 350 stalls will be made available free of charge to evacuees looking to shelter their animals.

The stalls will be allocated on a strict first come, first serve basis, according to a fairgrounds news release.

Dry camping space will be available to owners whose animals are housed at the facility. 

The GNFA will provide three bags of shavings per stall, beyond that, owners are asked to provide all necessary supplies for the feeding and care of their animals while sheltered at the fairgrounds.

Keaton Walker, spokesman for the fairgrounds, says she anticipates they'll reach full capacity.

 

 

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