Hurricane Prep for Your Pets


    As hurricane season approaches, it's crucial to remember that our furry companions also rely on us for their safety and well-being during times of crisis. Just like us, our pets are vulnerable to the unpredictable forces of nature. That's why proper hurricane preparation that includes our four-legged friends is of utmost importance. From evacuation planning to ensuring their basic needs are met, taking proactive measures can make a significant difference in keeping our pets safe during these challenging times. In this blog post, we will explore essential tips and resources to help you navigate hurricane season while prioritizing the welfare of your beloved pets. 

    Pro tip: The most important hurricane prep items for your pet:

    1. Up-to-date rabies vaccine

    2. Update microchip contact information

    It is critical that your pets have an updated rabies vaccine. Be sure to print out the rabies vaccine certificate and place it in a waterproof bag or container for safekeeping. Don't forget to check the chip!

    Don't know your pet's microchip number? Visit a local veterinarian and they can scan the microchip and provide the number. 

    Do you have the microchip number but can't remember which company it's registered to? Visit the AHAA Universal Registry and they can determine which microchip provider you have so you can contact the company to change the contact information. Visit https://www.aaha.org/your-pet/pet-microchip-lookup/microchip-search/ 

    Our Animal Clinic can provide these services for an affordable cost. Contact 941.364.3605 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

    Pet-Friendly Evacuation Shelters in Sarasota County:

    Atwater Elementary School

    4701 Huntsville Ave.

    Sarasota, FL 34288

    Booker High School

    3201 N. Orange Ave.

    Sarasota, FL 34234

    Brookside Middle School

    3636 South Shade Ave.

    Sarasota, FL 34239

    Fruitville Elementary School

    601 N. Honore Ave.

    Sarasota, FL 34232

    Gulf Gate Elementary School

    6500 Lockwood Ridge Road

    Sarasota, FL 34231

    Heron Creek Middle School

    6501 W. Price Blvd.

    North Port, FL 34291

    North Port High School

    6400 West Price Blvd

    North Port, FL 34291

    Phillippi Shores Elementary

    4747 S. Tamiami Trail

    Sarasota, FL 34231

    Riverview High School

    1 Ram Way

    Sarasota, FL 34231

    Southside Elementary School

    1901 Webber Street

    Sarasota, FL 34239

    Taylor Ranch Elementary

    2500 Taylor Ranch Trail

    Venice, FL 34293

    Woodland Middle School

    2700 Panacea Blvd.

    North Port, FL 34289

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