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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- People and pets in need of shelter on the First Coast were getting some help staying out of the dropping temperatures on Monday.

Keeping people warm from the elements

Lots of shelters getting ready for extra people because of the cold.

Trinity Rescue Mission has about 50 beds available. Then they'll have blankets/pillows and use floor space at their Chapel.

Dozens expected at the shelter looking to get out of the cold. The shelter chaplain said the more people he sees the better, since that means they'll be off the streets.

Adoptable pets get foster homes from the cold

Jacksonville Humane Society needed help getting about 70 dogs out of the cold on Monday.

They couldn't stay at the shelter since part of the kennels are exposed to elements.

Twenty pets were taken to the Flagler County shelter. The rest are being fostered by people on the First Coast. They're staying at homes tonight and tomorrow night because of the cold temperatures. They'll all be back on Wednesday.

If people still want to help, they can donate blankets and bedding. That will be used this winter when temperatures fall again, but the animals can stay at the shelter.