|Do not leave pets at home, especially if you
live in an evacuation area. Even if they survive the storm, they
might flee a damaged home and be lost in the chaos.
It might be difficult, if not impossible, to
find shelter for your animals in the midst of a disaster, so plan ahead.
Pets are not currently allowed in Okeechobee shelters.
Service Animals are authorized access, in accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act. Please remember that a SERVICE ANIMAL IS
NOT A PET.
Vaccinate your pet if you haven't already
done so. Infectious diseases can become a big threat after a
disaster. Get your pet an ID tag, if your pet becomes lost or
escapes during the confusion, proper identification will increase the
chances of a safe return home. Take clear, color photos, frontal,
left and right sides.