How to protect pets during Hurricane Season
Take your pet with you!
Keep all of the pets in the house in case you have to evacuate in a hurry.
Using a harness is more secure than neck collars. Add another
ID tag, rabies tag, etc., to the harness. Microchip your pets.
In an emergency situation, more hotels are open to pets. Check
out the Hurricane Center for a list of shelters that accept pets.
Check out www.FloridaPets.net's
If you go to a shelter that accepts pets, be sure you bring your pets
in crates. Train your pet to use a crate at home. Trying to have your pet
get used to the crate at the shelter will be to stressful for your pet.
Get a wagon or a dolly and strap down the crates with bungee
cords so it is easy to pull along.
Supplies you need to bring with you
Proof of current vaccinations--only copies--and medical records, put them
all in a waterproof container. Put away as much water as you can.
Be sure you have three weeks of pet food, bowls, and manual can opener.
Talk to your vet about having three weeks of drugs supplies.
Keep a current photos of your animals on your property.
Bring cat litter box, extra litter and scooper.
Bring pets beds, blanket, and toys.
If your pet initially does not eat, stressed animals often avoid food. Don't
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