What should a pet owner do when a hurricane is approaching?
Animal shelters, such as Pinellas County Animal Services, the Humane Society, and the SPCA cannot accept your pets.
Also, please don’t assume that a boarding kennel or hotel/motel will accept your pet. Check ahead and look for kennels in non-evacuation zones. For pet-friendly hotels/motels, call the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at (727) 464-7200 or, during an evacuation, go to www.visitstpeteclearwater.com.
Have a plan for your entire family, which includes your pet(s).
After the Storm:
Post-Disaster Animal Collection Temporary Collection Sites: After a storm, stray animals will be collected and staged at temporary collection sites prior to transfer to more permanent shelters. The location of these collection sites will be determined based on prevailing conditions. Every effort will be made to inform the public of these locations so that animals can be returned to their owners as quickly as possible.
Once the site(s) have been determined, you should look for your pet(s) at the location nearest your home and where you last saw your pet. To report a lost pet, call Pinellas County Animal Services at (727) 582-2600.