Animals from the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, or BARCS, were moved from their Stockholm Street facility to 1st Mariner Arena to avoid flooding from Hurricane Sandy. (Barbara Haddock Taylor/Baltimore Sun)

To keep its animals safe, the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) moved all of its dogs and cats to a temporary home at 1st Mariner Arena on Monday morning.

Because the shelter lies in a flood-prone part of South Baltimore, BARCS convened a team of volunteers for the emergency evacuation.

In a matter of hours, they safely moved more than 100 cats and nearly that many dogs.

The animals will ride out the storm at the arena.