Emergency Preparedness Pet Plan
If you must evacuate, you are encouraged to take your pets with
you. Pets are not allowed in Public Shelters. It
is strongly recommended that prior arrangements be made to shelter
your pets with a commercial kennel, family or friends out of the
evacuation area. Make sure all pets are vaccinated before
hurricane season, as many shelters require proof of the following:
- Dogs - rabies vaccine, distemper/Parvo group,
Bordetella, and Corona.
- Cats - rabies vaccine, feline leukemia, Rhinotracheitis/Calici
virus and Panleukopenia.
Also, make sure pets wear a collar, with rabies tag and I.D. tag
included. Have a properly sized pet carrier (for each pet)
that allows space to stand and turn around. You will also need
a leash, water and food bowls, medication, at least
3 days supply of
food, and pet toys (all of which should be labeled with your pet's
Click for information about
Brevard County Animal Shelters
Call the Agricultural Extension
Center at 633-1702 for emergency preparedness suggestions.