Don’t Forget Your Four-Legged Friends When Evacuating!

With the most recent hurricane forecasts, Hurricane Irma, predicting landfall in South Florida, it is important to have a plan to evacuate if necessary. If you are in an evacuation zone and are a pet owner, you may find an issue with bringing them to a general population shelter, as they only allow service animals. If you own pets, you are advised to bring them to the pet friendly shelter (which is not a general population shelter). We encourage those that have pets to pre-register their animals with the shelter in case of emergency and you need to leave your homes. The pre-registration is required and is something that you may not be able to do on the go, so be prepared!

The closest pet friendly shelter is in Tamarac at the Millennium Middle School located at 5803 NW 94th Avenue. Tamarac, FL 33321. This shelter will allow all Broward residents and their registered pets to seek shelter. In order to register, please call the Humane Society at 954-989-3977. To see the full listing of general population shelters check out the Broward Evacuation Shelter List Here. Please start to take necessary precautions and stay safe!


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