As Hurricane Irene nears, town officials in Tiverton and Little Compton named their emergency shelters on Friday. A Tiverton resident has also stepped forward to take in pets who need shelter.
Capt. Mark Reimels said the , located at 10 Quintel Drive off Bulgarmarsh Road, will be serving as the town's emergency shelter. It is set to open at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27.
Little Compton Emergency Management Director Robert Mushen said the , located at 60 Simmons Road, will be serving as the town's shelter, but it does not have any sleeping facilities. The complex can be reached at 401-635-2313.
Neither shelter allows for pets, but a Tiverton resident stepped forward on our Facebook page on Friday to offer her home as a shelter for pets.
Any Tiverton or Little Compton resident can call Shannon Bennett, of Tiverton, at 401-855-1865 about taking care of your pet.