Mississippi recognizes that in many instances, pets are considered part of the family.
If you are required to evacuate, please take your pet with you. If the situation is dangerous for
you then it is also dangerous for your pet. It is often unknown how long an evacuation will be
and it may be dangerous to return to an area to check on or retrieve pets left behind. Identify
evacuation routes and sheltering sites prior to an emergency. Pet friendly emergency shelters are being established but it is best to find alternative sheltering if possible. If you have exotic pets or pets that require intensive medical care, it is recommended that you find a veterinary clinic in which to board your animals through the duration of the event. Information on pet friendly shelters, pet friendly hotels and motels, and veterinary clinics can be found on the Mississippi Board of Animal Health website at www.mbah.state.ms.us.
Should you need to shelter your animal at a pet friendly shelter, you must have the following:
Veterinarian services may or may not be available at the shelter.
Keep important numbers with you, such as:
It is recommended that you:
Audrey Hepburn is a female Tortie who is about 8 months old. She is shy but loves to play with her sibling, Jean Harlow.
Lucy is a female Pointer mix who is about 2.5 years old. She was taken out of a hoarding situation by the Humane Society of the U.S. and brought to CARA. Lucy lives to be loved on; she is the kind of dog that would fit into any home.
960 N. Flag Chapel Rd., Jackson, MS 39209
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Pet of the Week: Fridays at 12:30 WLBT-TV3: