Evacuating with Your Pets

Family pets should never be left behind in an evacuation. As families in evacuation areas prepare for hurricane season, they also need to plan for the family pet.

Decide now where you and your family will stay if local officials call for an evacuation. Many hotels or shelters may not allow pets. Prepare an emergency kit for each pet in a waterproof, easyto-carry container. Families evacuating in their own vehicles can use this check list:

If you will need transportation assistance during an evacuation, dial 2-1-1 in advance to add your name to the Transportation Assistance Registry. No one will be denied transportation assistance because he or she is traveling with a pet.

For more information about household pets and livestock during evacuation and sheltering, see: