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Depending on the severity of a natural disaster and just where it is located, it may be necessary for you to leave your home. In the past year hurricanes, tornadoes and wild fires forced many Florida residents to flee their property. Public shelters are often the place where evacuees go in a disaster and pets, unless they are service animals, are not allowed to accompany you.
Without prior planning, a disaster can find you caught in a bind at the last moment. Much of the time animals are left to fend for themselves. Pets left at home are at risk from starvation, contaminated water and food, predators, exposure, drowning and serious injury from property damages such as broken glass etc.
It is advisable to prearrange shelter for your pets in the event of an emergency evacuation. Be sure to include in your planning a time guideline that will allow you to get your pets and yourself to a safe location.
DOCUMENTATION & SUPPLIES:
Bishop Animal Shelter SPCA 5718 21st Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34209 (941) 792-2863 Adoption Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat 9am-4:30pm
5718 21st Ave W
When disaster strikes your area, please remember that animal shelters generally cannot house your pet as they are usually full with pets looking for a new home.