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Hurricane Irma

As we continue our recovery and cleanup efforts, please visit the Emergency website for the latest information on openings and closings in Miami-Dade County.

Pet Safety

Whatever plans you make for yourself, remember to include your pets. If you're riding out the storm in the home of a family member, friend or neighbor, take your pets with you.

Miami-Dade also offers Pet-Friendly Evacuation Centers for residents living in qualified evacuation zones, unsafe structures or mobile homes. There is a limit of four pets per household. Animals accepted include: dogs, cats, ferrets, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, rabbits and common household birds.

To register a pet, visit Animal Services Department or call 311. Remember that a family member must stay with the pet.

General tips:

  • Make sure all vaccines and shots are up to date.
  • Make sure your dog's collar has an I.D. tag and their license.
  • Have pets micro-chipped by your vet or Animal Services to help ensure reunification if lost.
  • Make sure all your pets' prescriptions are filled.

To prepare, make sure to review the Disaster Preparedness Checklist PDF

If you cannot view PDF PDF files, you can download Acrobat Reader  for free from Adobe Systems, Inc. In order to use PDF files, you must have Acrobat installed on your computer.

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