Patrick McKann plans to clear the "Carteret County" animal shelter in Moorehead City before Dorian passes through.
Last year, the shelter was more than five feet underwater after Hurricane Florence.
Mckann, who usually rescues livestock after a storm, is hoping to help get 20 dogs and 55 cats places in foster care in Central Virginia.
The animals will be housed at "Critter Bath House and Kennel" in Mechanicsville when they return. They are currently up for adoption.