Hurricane Season Tips

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Have you planned for you AND your pet in case you must evacuate?

June 1st through November 30th is hurricane season, and the Humane Society of Greater Miami urges you to prepare now in the event that you will have to evacuate your home because of a storm. It is important for you to plan now to avoid last minute surprise and confusion when a storm is approaching. It is possible to evacuate with your pet if you plan ahead!

The Humane Society offers a free hurricane guide containing disaster preparedness tips and information about the two pet-friendly evacuation shelters for people offered by Miami-Dade County. You can view and print the guide by clicking on the link below (get a free copy of Acrobat Reader here if needed). For a list of pet-friendly hotels and boarding kennels in Greater Miami, Broward, Palm Beach, Naples and other surrounding areas that may accept your pet in the event of a hurricane, go to

Did you know… Miami-Dade County has established two pet-friendly hurricane shelters for people (one in Southern Miami-Dade, one in Northeastern Miami-Dade). You MUST register in advance (when a storm is approaching, registrations will cease). Please call 786-331-5354 for a registration packet.

The Humane Society of Greater Miami’s Hurricane Wishlist

As a pet lover, you probably have one, two or three pets that you must make preparations for during hurricane season. At the Humane Society, we have HUNDREDS of pets that we must keep safe! Please help us get the equipment we need to keep our animals safe by donating one or more items from our Hurricane Wishlist:

  • flashlights
  • bottled water
  • batteries
  • bleach
  • a chainsaw
  • garbage cans
  • pet crates and carriers
  • canned food (human and animal)
  • manual can openers
  • paper towels
  • durable, washable cat and dog toys

Please bring donated items to our adoption center.

Pick up may be possible for bulk donations (please call 305-749-1833).


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