Emergencies may come in any form. We here at St. Charles Veterinary Hospital want to help you get prepared for this as hurricane season approaches.
Step #1: GET A RESCUE STICKER
This will let people know you have a pet in the home. You may ask for one here at the hospital as we have a limited number of them at no charge for you and your pet. That includes those birds.
Step #2: ARRANGE A SAFE HAVEN
Do not leave your pets behind if you can help it. Contact some of the pet-friendly sites such as Doginmysuitcase.com, Pet-friendly-hotels.net, and Petswelcome.com. Many Red Cross Disaster shelters now accept pets. These are the first to fill up so get there quickly. If you cannot find a place for your small dog or cat, and exotic pets, please call us at 863-438-6600 and arrange for a place here at the hospital or a place we will setup for you. Dr. Polly and a small staff stay with these guys through storms to assure they are cared for.
Step #3: EMERGENCY SUPPLIES
3-7 days of food for your pets and also enough water for that amount of time.
Medications and written instructions on medical conditions and behavioral issues (afraid of loud noises and storms)
BIRDS, REPTILES and POCKET PETS
Please remember pets are part of your family, so never put your animal in a situation that would expose them to danger, whether from heat, poisons, lightning, storms, or floods. ~ Dr. Polly
Dr. Terri Parrott
Dr. Devon Duffy
Dr. Jamie Nenezian
Emergency Care Clinic
Open 24 Hours Friday thru Monday