Saturday, August 26, 2017

Evacuating with pets, what you need to know!

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For people who's going to be evacuating please be aware that you will be separated from your pet if you evacuated from Corpus Christi to San Antonio via the city's arrangements. Evacuees who have pets with them were greeted with the option to check their pets in for free care during their stay at a local shelter. The good news is you can visit with your pet anytime you want.

Free shelter was being provided to the pets of Hurricane Harvey evacuees from affected areas throughout the state. Pet owners are having a hard time to let go of their pets, rest assured their pets will be well taken cared of since all the staff at (San Antonio’s Animal Care Services) are actually very passionate pet owners.

The animal shelter will be able to hold up to 165 dogs, plus cats, reptiles, birds and exotics, said San Antonio Animal Care Services assistant director Shannon Wade Sims.

Awareness of the plight of animals in the path of a devastating storms has greatly improved since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, when an estimated 250,000 dogs and cats were displaced or died as a result of the storm, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Many people in New Orleans also opted out of evacuating because they did not want to leave their pets behind as animals were then barred from shelters.

Legislation passed since now requires authorities to include pets to existing federal guidelines for disaster planning, said Dick Green, senior director of disaster response for group.

Many hotels and some public transport systems now relax pet restrictions during such emergencies, while officials have stressed in public messaging the importance of evacuating with animals instead of leaving them behind.

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