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 Regulated 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 set up for you. Dr. Polly and a small staff stay with these guys through storms to assure they are cared for.