Hurrican Preparations

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Hurricane Preparations for Pet Owners

Seeking Shelter at a Pet-Friendly Shelter


  1. If you decide to evacuate your home, please bring your pet with you.


  2. Have your pet current on vaccinations.


  3. If your pet has a microchip, phone the manufacturer to verify that they have your correct contact information. 

    If your pet does not have a microchip, strongly consider having one implanted by your veterinarian.


  4. Have documentation of:

  •  Proof of ownership

  • Vaccination records

  • Veterinarian name/contact information

  •  Microchip #, manufacturer, phone # 

  • Medication & feeding instructions

  • Current picture of your pet

 *** Keep these items in a waterproof container.


5.                  Have supplies for your pet:

    •  Carrier or crate

    •  Food & Water for 2 weeks/Bowls

    • Medications

    • First Aid Kits

    • Bedding &  Toys

    •  Leash & Collar INCLUDING name tag with your contact information, contact information for someone who does not live in the area, and the address of the shelter

    • Manual can opener (for canned food)

    • Spray Cleaner/Paper towels/Newspapers or Litter/Plastic Bags

      *** Label all items with pets’s name


      Pet-Friendly Shelter of Charlotte County    


      Call  941-833-4000 or




      Pet-Friendly Shelters of Sarasota County    941-861-5000 or


      Brookside Middle School                                    North Port High School                    Woodland Middle School

      3636 S. Shade Ave.                                       6400 W. Price Blvd.                       2700 Panacea Blvd.


      Pine View School                                 Heron Creek  Middle School                Riverview High School

      501 Old Venice Rd.                                          6501 W. Price Blvd.                       1 Ram Way