How to protect your pet during Hurricane Irma

(WSVN) - With Hurricane Irma quickly approaching Florida, residents are preparing to get their families ready — and that includes their pets.

Items to gather for pets:

  • Two weeks worth of food and water
  • One month supply of medications
  • Cleaning supplies (including cat litter)
  • First Aid supplies
  • Toys and blankets
  • Things your pet uses daily
  • Pet records and proper identification (in case your pet gets lost)
  • Microchip

Pets allowed in shelters:

  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Birds
  • Ferrets
  • Gerbils
  • Guinea pigs
  • Hamsters
  • Mice
  • Rats
  • Small rabbits

Pet-friendly shelters:

Miami-Dade County

  • North Miami Beach Senior High at 1247 NE 167 St.
  • South Miami Senior at 6856 SW 53 St.
  • Felix Varela Senior at 15255 SW 96 St.
  • Miami-Dade County Fair and Exhibition at 10901 Coral Way.



Service animals are allowed in general population shelters as long as the pet meets federal law requirements.

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