Animals left behind can get injured, fall ill, starve and hamper human evacuation and rescue efforts
normal”>Bring pets along when they evacuate. Never leave pets behind to fend for themselves in a hurricane.
www.dogwonderful.com, www.petswelcome.com, or www.petfriendlyhotelsandtravel.com. Emergency shelters are a last resort option. Find Florida pet-friendly emergency shelters by contacting your county emergency management office, or at www.floridapets.net/petfriendlyshelters.html and www.floridaevacuates.com. Note that many emergency shelters require pre-registration.
Find more disaster tips at www.redrover.org/disastertips
Now celebrating its 25th year, RedRover focuses on bringing animals out of crisis and strengthening the bond between people and animals through a variety of programs, including emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and education. The volunteer-driven RedRover Responders program has provided free temporary sheltering services to more than 120 communities overwhelmed with animals displaced by natural disaster or rescued from large-scale cruelty cases.
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