Michael Faulkner, Director
499 NW 5th Ave.  Okeechobee, FL  34972
Phone: (863) 763-3212     Fax: (863) 763-1569
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Pets/Pet Shelter

Prepare ahead for safety and comfort of your pet
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.

Pet Shelters in our Area


Mims Veterinary Hospital 275 SW 32nd. St. (863) 763-9200
Okeechobee Veterinary Hospital 2949 SR 70W (863) 763-2523

Fort Pierce

Animal Clinic of Ft. Pierce 2508 Okeechobee Rd (772) 461-2739
Acacia Animal Clinic 4798 S. US1 - Ft. Pierce (772) 465-2447
Midway Veterinarian Hospital 3404 W Midway Rd (772) 466-6298
Kings Hwy Animal Clinic 3988 N. Kings Hwy (772) 465-8884
Just for Cats 1318 NW US 1 (772) 692-3331
Port Salerno Animal Hospital 4515 SE Dixie Hwy (772) 286-3833
All Creatures Animal Hospital 6755 S. Kanner (772) 283-0101
God's Creature Small Animal Clinic 812 Osceola St. (772) 219-8022
Wampler-Claunch Animal Hospital 665 SW Pine Ave. (772) 221-1680

Remember, it is always advisable to contact these shelters BEFORE an event to determine if that shelter will suit you and your animal's needs!


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