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Hurricane Irma Resources

As Hurricane Irma impacts Puerto Rico and Florida, we want to make sure all those affected are safe and with their pets. We’ve compiled a list of resources below to help you find support for the storm and beyond.

Call us, we’re here for you

Trupanion is always here to help any policyholders who have been affected by Hurricane Irma. If you have any questions, please give us a call anytime at 855.600.7065 and we can help. We’re open 24/7, 365.

Estamos aquí por tí también. Llámenos al 888.959.9164. Si usted es actualmente un miembro de Trupanion o no, tenemos opciones para asegurarnos de que su mascota reciba la atención que necesite.

Help for pets after a hurricane

pupkin pet tagLost and found pets

Our pupkin tag is a pet ID tag worn by Trupanion policyholders. Please reach out to us immediately if you find these on any lost or displaced pets affected by the storm, and we can help reunite them with their families.

Nuestra etiqueta de pupkin es una etiqueta de ID del animal doméstico usada por los miembros del seguro médico de Trupanion. Por favor contáctenos inmediatamente si usted encuentra a estas mascotas perdidas, desplazadas o afectadas por la tormenta, y así podemos ayudar a reunirlos con sus familias.

Donation options in Florida

The following organizations are offering services to the families affected by Hurricane Irma and are accepting donations at this time. If you have any veterinary hospitals or pet organizations to add to the list, please comment below.

Coming soon.

Opciones de donación en Puerto Rico

Las siguientes organizaciones ofrecen servicios a las familias afectadas por el huracán Irma y aceptan donaciones en este momento.

The Humane Society of Puerto Rico
Accepting:

The Sato Project
Accepting:


This page will be updated regularly. Please stay tuned for more information and let us know of any additional resources in the comments.

How to prepare your pet for Hurricane Irma

Pets can stay with family or friends outside of the area. Your family may also want to research pet-friendly hotels in safe areas. As a last resort, the following shelters in Florida are pet-friendly. Find a full list of dog and cat-friendly shelters in Florida below.

Pets need to be licensed prior to arrival, up to date on vaccinations, and in a kennel or crate. You should also bring food and medication for your pet. You can learn more about licensing and registering your pets online for Miami-Dade county, Broward county, and Palm Beach county.

BluePearl’s veterinary hospitals in Tampa, Clearwater, Brandon and Sarasota plan to stay open 24 hours each day to aid injured or ill pets.

Refugios de mascotas en Puerto Rico: Se admiten mascotas en todos los refugios, pero sólo como último recurso. Los animales deben estar en sus jaulas, vacunados y con alimentos. Para ver una lista de refugios, haga clic aquí.

List of pet-friendly shelters in Florida

Below you’ll find a list of pet-friendly shelters in Florida. Please refer to floridadisaster.org and fema.gov for more up-to-date information and a list of shelters.

County Name of Location Address Details
Alachua Alachua County emergency shelters Pets may be housed separately. Shelter info here.
Brevard TBD Shelter openings announced on www.embrevard.comFacebook, or Twitter
Broward Millennium Middle School  5803 NW 94th Avenue, Pompano Beach Pre-registration highly recommended.
Citrus Lecanto Primary School  3790 W Educational Path, Lecanto Need proof of license and vaccinations.  Pre-registration available
Clay Orange Park High School  2300 Kingsley Road, Orange Park Need proof of license and vaccinations. Pre-registration available. Pets may be housed separately.
Collier North Collier Regional Park  15000 Livingston Road, Naples Pre-registeration required.
Duval Shelter openings announced on TV, radio, JaxReady.com, and social media.
Escambia Adjacent to the Red Cross Shelter Pets may be housed separately.
Flagler Bunnell Elementary  305 N. Palmetto Street, Bunnell  Need proof of license and vaccinations.
 Hernando DS Parrott Middle School  19220 Youth Drive, Brooksville
 Hillsborough Bartels Middle School  9020 Imperial Oak Blvd., Tampa Need proof of license and vaccinations. Must be registered at the shelter.
 Hillsborough Burnett Middle School  1010 N. Kingsway Road, Seffner Need proof of license and vaccinations. Must be registered at the shelter.
 Hillsborough Sgt. Smith Middle School  14303 Citrus Pointe Dr., Tampa Need proof of license and vaccinations. Must be registered at the shelter.
 Hillsborough Shields Middle School  15732 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin Need proof of license and vaccinations. Must be registered at the shelter.
 Indian River  Liberty Magnet School  6850 81st Street, Vero Beach  Requirements available here.
Lake Astatula Elementary School 13925 Florida Ave., Astatula Need proof of vaccinations.
Lake Lost Lake Elementary 1901 Johns Lake Road, Clermont Need proof of vaccinations.
Lake Villages Elementary 695 Rolling Acres Road, Lady Lake Need proof of vaccinations.
Lake Leesburg Elementary School 2229 South St., Leesburg Need proof of vaccinations.
Lake Treadway Elementary 10619 Treadway School Road, Leesburg Need proof of vaccinations.
Lake Mascotte Elementary 460 Midway Ave, Mascotte Need proof of vaccinations.
Lake Round Lake Elementary School 31333 Round Lake Road, Mount Dora Need proof of vaccinations.
Lake Spring Creek Elementary School 44440 Spring Creek Road, Paisley Need proof of vaccinations.
Lake Umatilla Elementary 401 Lake St, Umatilla Need proof of vaccinations.
Lee May be located at South Fort Myers High School,  East Lee County High School, or other locations depending on the storm. Public information lines 352-486-5155 or 352-486-5576 Only for mandatory evacuation. Shelter openings may vary. Pets may be housed separately.
Manatee  Braden River High 6545 SR 70 East, Bradenton Shelter openings may vary.
Manatee  Manatee High School 1000 32nd Street West, Bradenton Shelter openings may vary.
Manatee  Mills Elementary School 7200 69th Street East, Palmetto Shelter openings may vary.
Marion  Vanguard High School 7 NE 28th St., Ocala  Need proof of vaccinations.
Martin Treasure Coast Humane Society 4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave., Palm City Pets only for families in mandatory evacuation zones. Pre-registration required. Call 772-223-8822
Miami-Dade Highland Oaks Middle School 2375 NE 203rd St. Miami Only Miami shelter with space for pets as of 9/8/2017 (source)
Miami-Dade E. Darwin Fuchs Pavilion 10901 SW 24th St., Miami Pet owners residing in qualified evacuation zones, unsafe structures or mobile homes can participate in the Pet-Friendly Evacuation Centers (PEC)
Miami-Dade Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High 1410 County Line Road, Miami  Pet owners residing in qualified evacuation zones, unsafe structures or mobile homes can participate in the Pet-Friendly Evacuation Centers (PEC). Pre-register online or 786-331-5354
Monroe E Darwin Fuchs Pavilion at Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition 10901 SW 24th St., Miami  No shelters open for Category 3-5. Mainland out-of-county shelter only.
Nassau Yulee Elementary School 86063 Felmore Road, Yulee Need proof of license and vaccinations. Pets may be housed separately.
Nassau Callahan Middle School 450121 Old Dixie Hwy, Callahan Need proof of license and vaccinations. Pets may be housed separately.
Nassau Hilliard Middle/Senior School 1 Flashes Ave., Hilliard Need proof of license and vaccinations. Pets may be housed separately.
Okaloosa Davidson Middle School  6261 Old Bethel Road, Crestview
Okaloosa Northwest Florida State College, Raider Arena  90 College Blvd, Niceville  Pets may be housed separately.
Okaloosa Antioch Elementary  4700 Whitehurst Lane, Crestview
Orange  Barnett Park 4801 W. Colonial Dr., Orlando Shelter openings may vary.Call 311 or check Orange County Disaster Preparedness website
Orange  Bithlo Community Center 18801 Washington Ave., Orlando Shelter openings may vary.Call 311 or check Orange County Disaster Preparedness website
Orange  Ft. Gatlin Recreation Complex 2009 Lake Margaret Dr., Orlando Shelter openings may vary. Call 311 or check Orange County Disaster Preparedness website
Orange  Orlo Vista Park 1 N. Powers Dr., Orlando Shelter openings may vary.Call 311 or check Orange County Disaster Preparedness website
Osceola Potential shelters at Harmony, Kissimmee Middle, and Liberty High. Public information line  407-742-9000 Shelter openings may vary. Check Osceola County Disaster Preparedness website
Palm Beach West Boynton Recreation Center 6000 Northtree Blvd., Lake Worth Only county residents in mandatory evacuation zones or mobile homes. Pre-registration at 561-233-1266
Pasco Mike Fasano Regional Hurricane Shelter  11611 Denton Avenue, Hudson  For residents in evacuation zone A,B,C, and mobile homes. Need proof of vaccinations.
Pinellas Dunedin Middle School  70 Patricia Ave., Dunedin Mobile home residents have priority. Must pre-register.
Pinellas Oak Grove Middle School  1370 S. Belcher Rd., Clearwater Mobile home residents have priority. Must pre-register.
Pinellas  John Hopkins Middle School  701 16th Street S., St. Petersburg Mobile home residents have priority. Must pre-register.
Polk  Philip O’Brien Elementary School  1225 East Lime Street, Lakeland Need proof of vaccinations. Mobile home residents have priority. Pre-registration available.
Polk  Lake Region High School  1995 Thunder Road, Eagle Lake Need proof of vaccinations. Mobile home residents have priority. Pre-registration available.
Polk  Alta Vista Elementary School  801 Scenic Highway, Haines City Need proof of vaccinations. Mobile home residents have priority. Pre-registration available.
Putnam  Ochwilla Elementary Interlachen 299 State Rd 21, Hawthorne Putnam County Emergency Operations Center at (386) 329-0379
Santa Rosa  Avalon Middle School  5445 King Arthurs Way in Milton Pre-registration required. Need proof of vaccinations.
Sarasota  North Port High School  6400 W. Price Blvd., North Port  Need proof of vaccinations.
Sarasota  Pine View School  501 Old Venice Road, Osprey  Need proof of vaccinations.
Sarasota  Heron Creek Middle School 6501 W. Price Blvd., North Port  Need proof of vaccinations.
Sarasota  Brookside Middle School  3636 S. Shade Ave., Sarasota  Need proof of vaccinations.
Sarasota  Riverview High School  1 Ram Way, Sarasota  Need proof of vaccinations.
Sarasota  Woodland Middle School  2700 Panacea Blvd., North Port  Need proof of vaccinations.
Seminole Lyman High School 865 S. Ronald Reagan Blvd., Longwood
Seminole Bentley Elementary School 2190 Oregon Ave., Sanford
St. Johns  South Woods Elementary School  4750 SR-206 West, Elkton
St. Johns  Timberlin Creek Elementary School  555 Pine Tree Lane, St Augustine
Sumter  Sumter Fairgrounds  7620 SR 471, Webster
Volusia  Citrus Grove Elementary School  729 Hazen Road, DeLand  Pets may be housed separately.
Volusia  Volusia County Fairgrounds  3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand Need proof of license, vaccinations, identification, rabies tags.
Volusia  New Smyrna Beach High School (only storms up to Category 3)  1015 10th St., New Smyrna Beach   Pets may be housed separately.
Volusia  Manatee Cove Elementary School  734 W. Ohio Ave., Orange City   Pets may be housed separately.
Volusia  Ormond Beach Middle School  151 Domicilio Ave., Ormond Beach   Pets may be housed separately.


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