Charles County, Md. — The Tri-County Animal Shelter is working with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and Charleston Animal Society in South Carolina to relocate 65 dogs from the shelter before Hurricane Matthew strikes the Southeast coast. The Tri-County Animal Shelter is a HSUS Placement Partner and will be receiving nine of these dogs.

The dogs are Hound mixes, Terrier mixes, and Labrador Retriever mixes that range in age from eight weeks to eight years. Once these dogs arrive this evening, they will be evaluated, photographed, and placed for adoption. Follow for pictures, videos and updates on these dogs.

Chief of Animal Control, Edward Tucker said, “I am glad that the Tri-County Animal Shelter is able to provide assistance during this severe weather threat.”

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is located at 6707 Animal Shelter Road in Hughesville. Shelter staff can be reached at 301-932-1713 or 800-903-1992. Adoption hours are Monday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To view animals available for adoption, visit, shelter/tri-county-animal-shelter, or,to find your “purrfect” pet. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258