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‘Hurricane Cowboy’ from Virginia heads South to save animals ahead of Dorian

Posted at 11:01 AM, Sep 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-04 11:03:01-04

MECHANICSVILLE, Va. -- A local man known as the "hurricane cowboy" left for North Carolina Monday hoping to rescue animals before Hurricane Dorian passes through, according to WTVR.

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.