Christine Meinhold lives just outside of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, with her seven rescue dogs. She has decided to stay put with all of them ahead of Hurricane Florence.
“I really don't have the resources to evacuate with 7 dogs,” she told CNN. “When I rescued these dogs, I took on a responsibility of loving and caring for them the rest of their lives.”
Meinhold added: “I can’t abandon them. My car has over 205,000 miles on it and won't make it far. I can't imagine breaking down somewhere and putting them in danger.”
She said she's boarding up her home as best as she can. She's "prepared for the worst and hoping for the best," she said.
Meinhold said that during Hurricane Matthew in 2016, she helped rescure animals from the floodwaters.
“I have two hurricane dogs from Matthew that I took in after they were pulled out of the water," she said. "One was so skinny, you can imagine my surprise when I got her home and she had six puppies. Didn’t know she was pregnant, she was so skinny. I found rescue for all six puppies."