The nonprofit South Florida Wildlife Center is located in Fort Lauderdale, which is in the cone area that may be affected by the hurricane. The center treats injured and orphaned animals such as owls, squirrels, ducks and possums with the aim of rehabilitating them and releasing them into the wild.
"Everyone has their hands full, we had 411 animals on the property when I was at this Tomorrow came, "Dr. Renata Schneider told the station on Friday.
The center has started releasing animals that were in good condition. Animal instincts would make them safer in the wild during a hurricane than in a cage.
Those who are not, are taken to a nursing home to weather the storm, the station reported.