Hurricane Pet Shelter Opening In Naples, Florida

Animal Shelter

Hurricane season began on June 1 and with the start of the season, an emergency pet shelter will be opening at the North Collier Regional Park in Naples, Florida.

The shelter can hold up to 75 pets, with no limits on the number of pets per owner. Pets need to be up-to-date on their immunizations and pet owners need to bring their own pet supplies. Here are some resources to prepare you and your pet for an emergency.

5 Responses to “Hurricane Pet Shelter Opening In Naples, Florida”

  1. Susan says:

    I hope more of these open. 75 is not many pets.

  2. Janet says:

    I do hope this idea gets around. To my knowledge, this is the first shelter of its kind. Bravo to Naples, Florida!

  3. Judy says:

    I so hope that other cities will follow the lead of Naples. This is an innovative idea that needs to be duplicated in all coastal cities in danger of a hurricane striking. When Hurricane Rita hit the Galveston area, the shelter in Friendswood TX for people unable to evacuate had a section that was opened for pets. My parents & sister were so grateful that they were able to bring their dogs & cats to a safe haven. I plan to pass this on to the local agencies who are responsible for disaster planning.

  4. petslave says:

    great idea, & that’s wonderful that they are not limiting # pets per people, but I can see someone that breeds designer poodle crosses taking her entire kennel in there & wiping out all the spots. Not that I have room to talk with 9 pets!

  5. Patricia Collier says:

    Kudos to Collier County! Check out our 2007 Pet-Friendly Emergency Shelter Guide for iinformation about other Florida counties:

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