Georgia National Fairgrounds welcomes evacuees, animals

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The Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter is looking to add a new livestock building.
The Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter is looking to add a new livestock building.

PERRY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Georgia National Fairgrounds trying to bring relief to pet owners who are evacuating, specifically those with horses.

The fairgrounds is opening it’s stalls and land to evacuees escaping Hurricane Irma. Stalls are available for those wanting to stay as long as they need, or just passing through.

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You need to bring your own food and supplies for your animals, but each stall gets three bags of shavings. The fairgrounds wants to make it easier on evacuees.

“They’re really not sure what they’re going back to or sure of the conditions when they get there,” said Fairgrounds Marketing Director, Keaton Walker. “So we want to make sure they feel safe, welcomed and know they can stay as long as they need to until those roads are clear, clean of debris and they can return home.”

There are 215 stalls left, and are first come first serve. There is also plenty of room for evacuees to camp out and stay with their animals.