State of Emergency Declared and Public Shelter to Open Today at 2:00 p.m.
Posted on Wednesday February 12, 2014
Location Name: Southern Middle School Address: 515 Johnson Street in Aberdeen, NC Shelter Type: Companion Animal (Pet Friendly Shelter)
The Mayor of the Town of Aberdeen has declared a State of Emergency due to the inclement weather.  Citizens are urged to stay at home and stay off the roads, due to the very dangerous road conditions.  

Moore County Government and the Moore County Chapter of the American Red Cross will open the following public shelter beginning at 2:00 p.m. on February 12, 2014.  If you need assistance getting to the shelter, please contact the Aberdeen Fire Department at 910-944-7888 or 910-944-4550.

Location Name:  Southern Middle School
Address:  515 Johnson Street in Aberdeen, NC
Shelter Type:  Companion Animal (Pet Friendly Shelter)

Shelter Rules and Regulations:
- Children under age 18 years of age with the exception of emancipated minors must be accompanied by and adult when entering the shelter and remain in the custody of the guardian during their stay.

- Residents are instructed not to bring alcohol, drugs, guns, or other weapons, boom boxes, radios, TVs, or perishable goods.  Law enforcement will have the authority to search bags and confiscate any items brought into the shelter.

- Residents utilizing public shelter spaces are instructed to bring medications,  blankets, special foods/formulas for children, and a supply of food for personal consumption.

- Public shelters should be considered "shelters of last resort" with very basic provision for a safe, dry, warm environment to include a cot for sleeping and limited meal capabilities.  

- This will be a Companion Animal or Pet Friendly Shelter.  Animals will be maintained in a separate wing of the facility by the Moore County Animal Operations staff.  Pet owners should bring their pet's crate, food, bowls, medications, bedding, toys, etc.

- Dogs, cats, birds and hamsters/gerbils are allowed.

-  Snakes, spiders, exotics, etc. are not allowed.
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Phone: 910-944-1115
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