ATLANTA -- As Hurricane Irma comes barreling toward Florida and the southeastern U.S., many are focused on getting as many people -- and pets -- away from the path of the storm as possible.

That's true for the Atlanta Humane Society, who embarked on a journey to Osceola County, Florida, Wednesday, to pick up about 90 animals from a shelter outside of Orlando.

The group said it's been closely monitoring the Category 5 storm churning in the Atlanta for the past week. On Wednesday, they made the decision to send two transport vehicles to Osceola County Animal Services in St. Cloud to evacuate the pets.


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The transport is expected to arrive at the Howell Mill Campus Thursday afternoon around 4, but that time could vary depending on evacuation traffic.

This is not the first time Atlanta's local Humane Society has taken in pets impacted by tropical weather. Just last week, more than 100 animals arrived in Atlanta from storm-battered Houston after enduring Hurricane Harvey.

For more on how you can adopt these animals, visit the Atlanta Humane Society's website.

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