How to prepare your pet

 

We all know that our dogs, cats, and other pets are family to us, So we want to make sure that they are safe during this hurricane. Make sure that your pet is wearing a collar with identification tag so they can be easily identified.Please be sure to have enough food and water for your pet to last at least one week. If your pet takes medications be sure to have enough on hand to last for a week or more. If you are in a mandatory evacuation area and are preparing to evacuate they have opened a pet friendly shelter, and the tri-county humane society will open there doors for pets whose owners are in a mandatory evacuation zone free of charge. If you do not feel comfortable sending your pet to a shelter there are pet hotels that are open during the storm that you call to arrange care for your pet at a nominal cost. Below I have included a detailed list of supplies and shelters for your pet.

Keep your pet’s essential supplies in sturdy containers that can be easily accessed and carried (a duffle bag or covered trash containers, for example). Your pet emergency preparedness kit should include:
  • Medications and medical records (stored in a waterproof container) and a First Aid kit.
  • Sturdy leashes, harnesses, and/or carriers to transport pets safely and ensure that your animals can’t escape.
  • Current photos of your pets in case they get lost.
  • Food, drinkable water, bowls, cat litter/pan, and manual can opener.
  • Information on feeding schedules, medical conditions, behavior problems, and the name and number of your veterinarian in case you have to foster or board your pets.
  • Pet bed or toys if easily transportable.
  • PET FRIENDLY SHELTER: West Boynton Recreation Center (east of Park Vista High School), 6000 Northtree Blvd., Lake Worth will open at 2 P.M. on Wednesday. The Pet Friendly Shelter is available to Palm Beach County residents residing in a mandatory evacuation zone or in mobile homes. Proof of residency is required.

 

The county-owned gymnasium at West Boynton Recreation Center (east of high school), 6000 Northtree Blvd. in Lake Worth (between Hypoluxo Road and Gateway Boulevard off the east side of Jog Road) will be available as a pet friendly shelter. Dogs, cats and birds are accepted. No reptiles or livestock. The shelter is restricted to Palm Beach County residents residing in a mandatory evacuation zones or in mobile homes. Proof of residency is required. Space is limited and restrictions apply. Pet owners are required to stay at the shelter. Pets will be housed in separate area from people; pet owners will be given a schedule to attend to their animals’ needs. For more information and to pre-register call the Palm Beach Animal Care and Control at 561-233-1266 or Pre-register for the Hurricane Pet Friendly Shelter

Tri-County Animal Rescue

21287 Boca Rio Road
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Animal Shelter: (561) 482-8110
Fax: (561) 477-7717
Summer Hours: Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun 10:30AM-4PM

Links of boarding facilities in Palm Beach County:

http://barkershotel.com/

http://veryimportantpaws.com/

https://dogvacay.com/dog-boarding–fl–palm-beach

http://www.poshpethotel.com/

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