A day before Hurricane Irma ravaged parts of Southern Florida, Camden County Animal Shelter volunteer James Whiteside stood on a tarmac and watched as about 30 nervous dogs from the Sunshine State were unloaded in crates from a small plane.

"We're doing well managing the dogs, and we're happy to bring them in," said Vicki Rowland, the shelter's executive director. "We want to encourage people to foster these animals."