List of Pet Friendly Evacuation Shelters for Hurricane Dorian Completed

Last Update: September 02, 2019

It took all day, my hands are sore, but I completed my post of pet friendly evacuation shelters in East Florida in the path of Hurricane Dorian.

Note, there are no affiliate links in the post, I am sharing this for information people can use if they are in the affected area or want to help and as an example of our websites helping vs. selling.

This post lists all the pet friendly evacutation shelters by county (there are a lot) and also other information applicable. It also lists some of the local and national pet rescue groups and how we can help.

The post has WAY too many links to meet standard SEO protocal, but I am not trying to sell anything. I want people to have a one stop source for information on where they can go to evacuate with pets.

I have written posts like this for several of the big hurricanes in the U.S. in recent years. I noticed I still get organic traffic on posts specifically about hurricanes in previous years! It isn't much but it is nice to know I have informational posts out there that are helping.

Hurricane Dorian tied the previous highest windspeed ever at landfall earlier today and is a Catagory 5 hurricane. If you lived in an affected area you would certainly want to keep your pets safe.

This is an example of how we can truly help people with our websites. I may not get any direct sales from the post but I will feel great knowing I might be able to help someone in need. How can you help people with your website?

Onward and Upward,

Jessica

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Debs66 Premium
How awesome to think of pets. I do notice and have watched some pets been left behind. That is so tragic.

I don't live in a country affected by Hurricanes but I would certainly love information on how to get my pets to safety.

My dog is my treasure. I can't even think about just leaving him behind. That would break my heart.

What awesome caring content you are writing on your website Jessica.

You are amazing caring and so kind.

Debs :)
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CarolMeador Premium
It is so wonderful of you to compile this list, Jessica. We are not in an evacuation area, but are boarded up and awaiting Dorian's arrival as a tropical storm at 2AM Wed. Would be very difficult if we did have to evacuate with 4 cats and a dog! Thankful we didn't have to.

Thanks for going to the effort to compile this list, Jessica. I know there are people out there who will benefit from it.

Carol
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you Carol. I have added North and South Carolina locations and still need to add Georgia.

I am glad you don't have to go anywhere!! Remind me where you are now. Is it Florida?
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CarolMeador Premium
Yes.Silver Springs, FL. Storm hasn't made it here yet...expected tonight I think.Forecast keeps changing.
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Mick18 Premium
Thanks Jessica. This post will be very helpful for those in need.
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you Mickey.
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Selenityjade Premium
You're awesome and it's a great idea to include helpful posts that are in no way created for SEO or selling purposes. I saw your post about jumping straight up to #1 on bing and yahoo so even without all that, you're helping people and that has conquered SEO all by itself.
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you! I looked for keywords before I wrote the post and picked the best one I could find but helping others is the same as helping our sites in that regard. If you want to reach people (have them find your post by searching) you need to use keywords they are searching for. So it really is a win win for all.
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Selenityjade Premium
Very true! Plus I shared it on Social Media just now. Being in a kitty niche myself, it's relevant to my followers if they're there. ^_^;
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Swangirl Premium
Awww, thanks. I am glad to see there are shelters in almost every county that accept pets now.
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Selenityjade Premium
My social media accounts for my website are still new, but hey, the followers I have might be interested or need the information. Plus, you know, helps you. It's awesome there are so many that allow pets.

Unfortunately, feral cats and hurricanes.... It's actually best to leave them free instead of caged. You can bring them inside the house, but you should never trap them somewhere as they will have a greater chance of survival if they're free to take care of themselves. Like horses. The safest place for horses in extreme weather is outside in the pasture, NOT in a barn.

And lots of people feed so many cats they can't trap and evacuate with all of them in time. Outdoor cat care comes with some serious heartache.

I haven't been paying attention to Dorian, because I learned the first year I was in the South during Hurricane season that I freak myself out watching the Hurricane Center for news. Once I realized it wasn't headed here, and that was ages ago, I stopped watching. Two days ago, boom, it's headed for Florida and just passed some islands and it's not good. Just wow!
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Swangirl Premium
It is still headed for Florida but was only moving west at 1mph last night. It is stuck over the Bahamas. The poor Bahamas are destroyed though. It made landfall at 185 mph and has been there for a day and a half.

Yes, I agree though. You have enough to worry about. You can't fret over a storm that won't affect your location.

I can imagine it is hard to deal with ferals and barn cats in a real storm. There isn't much you can do.
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Swangirl Premium
Oh my goodness! I am sitting here crying. I just tried to add information about pet rescue in the Bahamas (knowing there is probably nothing we can do right now) and saw that there are posts all over Twitter and Facebook about the Humane Society of Grand Bahama. It is the only animal shelter on Grand Bahama and it is flooded with 5 or 6 feet of water. 6 people have been trapped inside for hours. The Coast Guard is aware but they had not been rescued yet last I saw. The people in the shelter moved some of the dogs but they could not reach the cattery.
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Selenityjade Premium
Oh no! I'll look that up. ;_;
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laparra1 Premium
Good evening Jessica,

Thumbs up for you!

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you Taetske
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lynnsam61 Premium
Hi Jessica,

I'm sure pet owners are very appreciative of your posting this info.
Good job!
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you Erica!
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kpercival55 Premium
Good work Jessica!
Last year one of my posts was how to put together an emergency kit for pets in case of disaster.
Very important information for folks who may not think of it, thanks!
KyleAnn
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Swangirl Premium
I recall that now that you mention it. Good for you!
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KC1953 Premium
Nice! Good thinking. I'm here in the thick of it and didn't think of that. Can I put a link to your list on my site? The three people that visit my site regarding pets might benefit from it. lol
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Swangirl Premium
Yes, that would be great! You can find it on my site (the top post) or I can PM you. Thanks!

I was wondering how you are doing? Where in Florida are you?
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TeamIceCream Premium
Awww Jessica, you are one of the kindest people! That is such a helpful thing to do - you are amazing, Jessica! Yes, our thoughts and prayers are also with all those that are affected!
Sharlee (Chocolate IceCream)
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you Sharlee! It took way longer than I expected! There are a lot of counties in Florida and I had to use a map to figure out where they were then search for each one.
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TeamIceCream Premium
I was looking at a map just now and I admire you for doing that! Well done! I know people with pets will really appreciate your effort! You are amazing! May this kind thing you have done, return to you multiplied in various different ways, Jessica! ;-)
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you!

We don't have counties at all in Alaska so it is not something I am really used to.
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TeamIceCream Premium
Yes, "counties" are a foreign concept to me. ;-) It is probably just called something else in my corner of the world. But whatever, you figured it out and have done a great service to those in need, which is admirable. ;-)
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Aussiemuso Premium
Great one Jessica. That's very thoughtful of you. It would have been a lot of work and I am sure greatly appreciated.

Take care,

Lily 😊
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you very much Lily!
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JMatonge1 Premium
How helpful of you, Jessica. Keep it up.
Joseph
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you Joseph.
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Cav1966 Premium
You are amazing and appreciated...i have a lot of friends down in fl ..al..and ga that will be affected and thier pets
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you Cathy! I hope they are all ok.
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