Plans for Your Pets

In planning for the hurricane season do not forget your pets. If you evacuate your home, do not leave pets behind.

The Humane Society of the U.S. urges pet owners to make arrangements to evacuate their animals.

Be sure to have up to date identification tags, a pet carrier and leash for them. Assemble a disaster kit that you can provide to whomever assumes care of your pet during a disaster.

In the Event of Evacuation

Most emergency shelters will not accept pets. In the event of an evacuation, make alternative arrangements for pets, such as with family friends, vets or kennels in safe locations. Send medicine, food, feeding information and other supplies with them.