Have a plan before the storm arrives. Look into where you want your pets to go if there is a mandatory evacuation. Ask your inland family and friends if the pets could stay with them or contact hotels or motels. If there is an actual emergency the hotels fill up quickly. Some vets and boarding facilities will take them. Always find out what their policies are before an emergency. Service animals are allowed in Red Cross shelters. Remember, if it's not safe for you to stay behind, then it's not safe to leave your pets behind either.
Prepare a disaster survival kit for all your pets.
Current Photos of your pets in case they get lost.
Crate/Carrier to secure your pet(s)
Collars (with ID and rabies tags) and leashes.
Medical records, including vaccination history.
Number of your veterinarian in case you have to board your pets.
2-weeks supply of food, manual can opener, water and medication.
Sturdy bowls to store and serve your pets’ meals.
Hygiene supplies (cat box, litter, dog poop bags)
Toys to keep your pet(s) occupied.
Bring all pets inside NEVER leave pets outside during a storm. Keep the pets separated during the storms because the pets can act out due to anxiety.
Professional Pet Sitting Services offered in the Upper to Mid-Pinellas County Area