The South Florida Non-profit Wildlife Center is in Fort Lauderdale, which is in the area of cones that may be affected by the hurricane. The center treats injured and orphaned animals such as owls, squirrels, ducks and possums in order to rehabilitate and release them into the wild.
"They all have their hands full. We had 411 animals in the property when I came this morning. "Dr. Renata Schneider told the station on Friday.
The center started releasing animals that were in good shape, she said, adding that animal instincts would keep them safer in the wild during a hurricane than they would in a cage.
Those not housed in a foster home to ride the storm reported from the station.