Sheltering With Your Pet or Service Animal
Whether you decide to evacuate or stay in your home, you will need to make plans in advance for your service animals or pets. Service animals and pets need appropriate evacuation plans just like you. If you must evacuate your home, take your pets and service animals with you when possible.
If you are going to a public emergency shelter, it is important to remember that most shelters DO NOT PERMIT PETS, although they DO PERMIT SERVICE ANIMALS. There may be pet-friendly shelters located in your area, but you will need to research that in advance to find out where those pet-friendly shelters are located. If there are no pet-friendly shelters in your area, or if you think you will be unable to travel to the nearest one, you will need to identify shelter alternatives that suit your needs, as well as those of your pets.