Hurricane Meowthew hit the Columbia animal shelter this weekend as a Cat-egory 42 storm.
The Columbia shelter took in a flood of 42 refugee cats and kittens from the Beaufort County animal shelter as Hurricane Matthew passed through the region.
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The kitties were transported out of an abundance of caution while the shelter awaited to see what damage Matthew would bring, said Marli Drum, superintendent of Columbia Animal Services. Their cages fill a corner of the Columbia shelter’s lobby.
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The Beaufort County shelter was not damaged, and the cats will be making their way back there sometime on Wednesday, Drum said. But in the meantime, the Beaufort County cats can be adopted for $31 each.