City News & Events

Posted on: September 6, 2017

Residents Urged to Finalize Plans for Pets Now - Hurricane Advisory 6

DATE: September 6, 2017
MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Mendheim, Public Communications Specialist
Animal Care and Adoption Division
PHONE: 954-359-1010

Hurricane Irma Advisory No. 6

BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Due to Hurricane Irma, the Broward County Animal Care Adoption Center will be CLOSED beginning Thursday, September 7th, until further notice.

Pet owners who wish to utilize the pet-friendly shelter, must call the Humane Society of Broward County at 954-989-3977. In order to use the pet-friendly shelter, you must show proof that your pet has received a rabies vaccination and is registered with Broward County.

As Irma approaches, preparations must be made for your pet. If evacuating, you must take your pet with you. Abandoning your pet is considered animal cruelty and against the law.

To help prepare, a Pet Survival Kit should be assembled and include the following items:

  • 2-weeks supply of pet food
  • 2-weeks supply of water
  • 2-weeks supply of cat litter
  • 2-weeks supply of pet prescription medication (if applicable)
  • Pet medical/vaccination records
  • A picture of your pet
  • Extra collars and leashes, toys and blankets

Place all of these items in a waterproof container that you can quickly grab and take with you in case you have to evacuate.

Most importantly, BE SURE YOUR PET IS WEARING IDENTIFICATION on a secure collar (including all indoor cats)! They must wear the Broward County Rabies Registration tag, as well as a name tag. If your pet has a microchip, be sure the chip is registered to a CURRENT phone number and address. To register your chip number for FREE (all chip brands and models) go to

If your pet becomes lost in the storm, please monitor the animal care website: for information regarding shelter operations and lost and found pet information.

About Animal Care:

Broward County Animal Care and Adoption is dedicated to providing shelter for lost and homeless animals. The agency provides access to hundreds of shelter pets hoping for a new home. Please prevent unwanted animals and have your pet spayed or neutered. For more information about the agency, visit our website, or like us on Facebook. 

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