Protecting your pets this hurricane season

The 2012 Atlantic hurricane season has already churned out 12 named storms so far, and as part of its annual hurricane awareness campaign, the Office of Disaster Management would like to shed some light on protecting your pets this hurricane season.


Without proper planning, pets can get injured, lost, or worse. Hurricane shelters cannot accept pets because of space and for health and safety concerns.

It is important to always plan ahead. If you need to evacuate your home, you should have a plan in place for your pet.

Prepare an area at home that is easily cleaned, such as a bathroom or utility room. Do not leave your pet near a window. Leave several days of dried food and water. The bowls that you place the aforementioned in should be set-up in such a way that they do not spill over.

For additional information, contact one of the Veterinary offices or an animal welfare organization. Remember, plan ahead.