Preparing pets for hurricane season

Charleston County News

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston Animal Society wants to make sure that pet owners are prepared for what is expected to be a very active hurricane season.

Experts recommend taking the following precautions:

  1. When making emergency plans, take into account all animals (pets, farm animals, and livestock).
  2. Create an emergency kit for each pet: include food, water, medications, leashes, harnesses, and comfort items.
  3. Keep digital photos and records.
  4. Do your research: if you evacuate to a hotel or rental property, ensure that it accepts pets. While it is ideal to have a location that you know accepts pets in mind, many places make accommodations for hurricanes, so it is worth calling to double check if you are in a pinch.
  5. Update vaccinations, microchip information, and tags ASAP.

The Charleston Animal Society suggests having a “Plan A” and a “Plan B” for your family and your pets.

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