At this time, Miami-Dade County is monitoring Hurricane Matthew.
Please visit our Emergency website for the latest information on openings and closings in Miami-Dade County.
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.
- 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
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