Protect your Pets During Hurricanes!!
IF YOU HAVEN'T DONE SO, REGISTER OR UPDATE IF NEED BE YOUR PETS MICROCHIP INFO!!Pet Disaster Planning
If you have pets and will need to evacuate to a shelter during an emergency, please plan ahead as spaces at designated pet-friendly emergency shelters are very limited.
Hillsborough County pet friendly shelters
Burnett Middle School
1010 N. Kingsway Road, Seffner, FL 33584
Sgt. Smith Middle School
14303 Citrus Pointe Drive, Tampa, FL 33625
Bartels Middle School
9020 Imperial Oak Blvd., Tampa, FL 33647
Shields Middle School
15732 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin, FL 33573
Check the County's Stay Safe page for updated shelter information
Other shelter options
Contact friends and family members to assist in sheltering your pet in the event of a disaster. Make plans ahead of time.
Make a list of boarding facilities, veterinarians and other pet friendly lodging that is on your evacuation route.
What to Bring during an Evacuation
Proof of current rabies vaccination and registration tag
Supplies (food, medications, toys, comfort items etc.) to sustain your pet for the duration of the emergency
Download the Protect Pets in Disaster guide
For details on how farmers and ranchers can prepare for a hurricane, see the UF/IFAS Extension website.