The Atlantic Hurricane Season is June 1st to November 30th. Be prepared with these tips from the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando.
Are you and your pet prepared?
- Never leave your pet behind.
- The safest place for your pet is with you! If you must evacuate, take your pet along.
- Place two ID tags on your pet’s collar. Include a temporary tag with the phone number of a friend or relative who lives outside your immediate area.
- Microchip your pet and make sure the chip registration is updated. Be sure to locate and update your microchip registry.
- Prepare a travel kit for your pet. Include bowls, food, bottled water, towels, needed prescriptions, bathing supplies, flea/tick control, and leashes.
- Make sure your pets are current on vaccinations.
- Create a record file for each pet. Include your pet’s vaccination records.
- Always travel with photographs of your pet.
- Have travel carriers handy for evacuation. Make your pet’s carrier a fun and safe place by placing treats, toys, and meals in it on a routine basis.
- Most public evacuation shelters do not accept pets. Know ahead of time pet-friendly accommodations. Visit ‘Bring Fido‘ to locate pet-friendly accommodations, and view our map below for area shelters that do allow them.
- Take your dogs on a long walk before the storm.
- Keep your pets’ routine as normal as possible (feeding time and potty time
- Bonus tip: you can buy a small area of fake grass and a baby pool and put in the garage for them to use the bathroom during the storm.
For the latest storm information, visit the National Hurricane Center.
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Below is a map of Pet-Friendly shelters in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake, Volusia, and Brevard counties:
If you do take your pet to a shelter, remember:
- Shelters are first-come, first-served, so get there early.
- You must have the pet in a carrier or cage.
- You must provide proof of current vaccinations.
- Bring food, water and serving containers.
The shelter locations in the map above where current as of 9/5/2017 and may change. Please view your county website for full shelter information: