Hurricanes and Your Pets

Dear Friends:

Living in Florida, we are accustomed to hurricane talks. Every time the season approaches (from June to November) we hear plenty about these storms and what a pain in the neck they can be. What to do, how to prepare, etc. However, many of us just wait until the last minute and try to prepare as quickly as possible. Very few of us are hurricane-ready. Here at Martin Downs Animal Hospital we have vivid memories of the storms in 2004 and 2005 when hurricanes Frances, Jeanne and Wilma pounded our region. MDAH housed about 150 pets each time and we unfortunately had to turn some pets away because we were already few times over our standard capacity. We want to help you be prepared. That is why we created our HURRICANE brochure and guidelines. Just click on the link below to learn more about how you can be prepared for the next storm. You’ll be happy you did and so will your pet! There are plenty of sad stories about pets that end up separated from owners. Sometimes they are injured, need treatment, and end up in shelters or even euthanized. We don’t want to see that happen. We are currently right in the middle of the hurricane season, so let’s refresh our hurricane preparedness, be proactive, and be prepared. If you would like to visit our pet hurricane shelter, please stop by for a tour of our hospital. With amenities like these, you may wish to stay here yourself…sorry, pets only.


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