Animal control pick up a small dog

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Canine evacuation

A small dog is picked up by the Plaquemines Parish animal control on Aug. 27 near the hurricane shelter at the Belle Chasse Auditorium in Belle Chasse, La.

When a mandatory hurricane evacuation is called, owners may register their pets with the parish's animal control to be transported to a temporary pet evacuation shelter until the storm passes.

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Pug with his owner at a hurricane shelter

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Slobbery goodbye kisses

Bertrand Ragan holds his pug Max on Aug. 27 while being checked into the hurricane shelter at the Belle Chasse Auditorium.

Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to strengthen into at least a Category 1 hurricane before making landfall near New Orleans.

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Animal control pick up a dog

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Until we meet again, Spot

Wilbert Williams watches as his dog Spot is taken temporarily by animal control on Aug. 27 after checking into the hurricane shelter at the Belle Chasse Auditorium.

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