The list below has been superseded by an update done Tuesday evening. Page down below the list for motel information that is still current.
Following is a list of locations accepting animals in the path of Hurricane Sandy:
· New London County
East Lyme Middle School, 31 Society Road. Residents may bring pets, but they should also bring a collar, leash, cage and proof of shots.
Kelly Middle School. Shelter can accommodate pets in a segregated room, pet owners are encouraged to make alternative arrangements, as only service animals will be allowed in the human shelter area.
· Queen Anne’s County
Animal Control will take animals
· Wicomico County
James M. Bennett High School, 300 East College Avenue, Salisbury, MD
· Cape May County
Animal evacuation shelter is 409 Breakwater Road, Tomwar Building in the Cape May County Airport Complex. Please call 609-886-1619 ex 201 for directions. Additionally, animal sheltering trailers will be set up at two other locations in the county. Residents who are planning evacuation to a shelter and need to place their pet need to indicate they are pet owners when they contact their local Office of Emergency Management
· Suffolk County
Brentwood Rec Center, located at 99 Third Avenue in Brentwood
Suffolk County Community College’s Eastern Campus, Woodlands Building, located at 121 Speonk-Riverhead Road, in Riverside.
The Southampton Animal Shelter has said that it will accept animal in an emergency situation and urges residents to make other arrangements for their pets.
Here is a list of pet friendly motels. Of course these will fill up quickly, so you should call ahead and make a reservation. If you do end up leaving your animal at a shelter, read this article beforehand so you are prepared for the process.
As is often the case, areas that have not experienced a recent disaster are not prepared to accept animals into shelters. The plans for animals are often made in haste as evacuees start showing up with dogs and cats. If you know of additional evacuation shelters for animals, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org so this list may be updated.
Additional articles by this reporter on Hurricane Sandy:
Prepping your dog and cat for Sandy
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