Pet Disaster Planning

If you have pets and will need to evacuate to a shelter during an emergency, please plan ahead as spaces at designated pet-friendly emergency shelters are very limited.

Sheltering options

  • Contact friends and family members to assist in sheltering your pet in the event of a disaster. Make plans ahead of time.
  • Make a list of boarding facilities, veterinarians and other pet friendly lodging that is on your evacuation route.
  • FEMA information for pet owners 
  • See the County's Stay Safe page for updated Shelter information

What to Bring during an Evacuation

  • Proof of current rabies vaccination and registration tag
  • Sturdy carrier
  • Supplies (food, medications, toys, comfort items etc.) to sustain your pet for the duration of the emergency
  • Download the Protect Pets in Disaster guide

Large Animals

For details on how farmers and ranchers can prepare for a hurricane, see the UF/IFAS Extension website.