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Hurricane season 2021: How do you keep your pets safe?

Orlando Sentinel Staff, Orlando Sentinel on

Published in Cats & Dogs News

To keep your pet safe in a hurricane, you have the following options: keep the animal inside if you stay home; bring it along if you evacuate; leave it with someone trustworthy or board it at a reputable kennel.

If you plan to stay at a pet-friendly shelter, make sure to pre-register well ahead of time.

Whatever you do, don’t leave your pet behind.

If you stay home

Make sure all pets are wearing ID tags with your current contact information.

Consider getting a microchip, which can be registered for free at


Keep your pets inside before, during and after the storm and make them as comfortable as possible.


A portable pet emergency kit should include water, water bowls, pet food, medical records and medications.

Bring along a collar with identification, a favorite towel or blanket and a two-week supply of water and food.


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