eEmergency Preparedness with Pets
In the event of evacuation, DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PETS BEHIND. If it isn't safe for you, it isn't safe for your pets. They may become trapped or escape and be exposed to numerous life-threatening hazards.
NOT all Red Cross disaster shelters accept pets and local shelters setup up by the City and Country run out of room and separate pets from people, so it is imperative that you have determined where you will bring your pets ahead of time, and have had them microchipped so if the shelter separates you then you can reclaim them.
As soon as you start hearing about the potential impact of the storm make your pet boarding reservations in areas outside of the storm impact - don't wait till just before the impact date or everything will be full.
Better to reserve and move them, then nothing happens and pick them up early, then lose them forever if separated or left behind! Here are some resources and ideas:
If you shelter in place as we did due to either large livestock you cannot move or ferals, here are some tips based on what we went through during Hurricane Harvey: