BEFORE A HURRICANE THREATENS
Be sure that your pets are up-to-date on their vaccinations and have proof of the vaccinations on hand. Many shelters may require proof of vaccines. Make sure you have copies stored in a waterproof container with other supplies so you don't forget to take them.
Keep a collar with ID on your pet and have a leash on hand to control your pet.
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Plan your evacuation strategy and don't forget
your pet! Specialized pet shelters, animal control
shelters, veterinary clinics and friends and relatives out of
harm's way are ALL potential refuges for your pet during a
If you plan to shelter your pet - work it into your evacuation route planning.
DURING THE DISASTER
NEVER LEAVE A PET BEHIND DURING AN EVACUATION
Pets brought to a animal shelter are required to have: A proper identification collar and rabies tag, proper identification on all belongings, a carrier or cage, a leash, an ample supply of food, water and food bowls, any necessary medications, specific care instructions and newspapers or trash bags for clean-up.
Pet shelters will be filled on first come, first served basis. Call ahead and determine availability.
If you do not need to evacuate, bring pets indoors well in advance of a storm - reassure them and remain calm.
AFTER THE DISASTER