Pet Friendly Shelters in Your Area
July’s mews is for Cat Pet Sitters and Cat owners alike. I live in Florida, so July is a Hurricane Month for sure. The county that I live in, Hillsborough County, has a total of 4 hurricane pet shelters. We now have a shelter in each county quadrant. Even though hurricanes may not be your state’s summer adventure, you should still know where your pet friendly shelters are for when “your state’s weather adventure” does arrive.
What to Bring – Generally
- A crate or carrier for transporting the animal, a leash and a muzzle, if you think your pet may bite. Put on the crate the name and telephone number of a relative outside the threatened areas, plus the name and number of your veterinarian.
- A week of pet food, toys, kitty litter, and a blanket with your scent to make the pet feel more at home.
- First-aid kit or two weeks' supply of special medications your pets need.
- A document from your veterinarian showing that your pet is current on its rabies vaccinations. Most shelters will not take pets older than 4 months that have not been vaccinated.
- Have an identification microchip implanted in your pet, and have your cat wear a collar with an identification tag.
- Have a picture of your pet, preferably one taken with the family. This makes it easier to prove ownership.