This article has been superseded by an update done Tuesday evening.
Pet friendly evacuation shelters for Hurricane Sandy
· Fairfield County
The following are pet friendly (animals must be on leashes or in cages, and pet owners are asked to supply food for their pets):
Jettie Tisdale, 275 Hollister Ave.
Geraldine Johnson, 427 Lexington Ave.
Cesar Batalla, 606 Howard Ave.
Long Lots Elementary School on Hyde – pet friendly, bring your own crate and your own pet food.
· Middlesex County
Old Saybrook High School, 1111 Boston Post Road. The shelter opens at 3 p.m. on Monday. Pets will be allowed only if they are in a pet crate. A limited number of crates will be available at the high school
Daisy Ingraham School, 105 Goodspeed Drive, Westbrook. A cat or dog is permitted at the shelter in an appropriate pet crate with food.
· New Haven County
Hamden High School – The shelter will accept pets only on if owners provide proof of current vaccinations and license, food, medications, carry case for small pets. Pets are kenneled in a separate area of the shelter and monitored by animal control personnel.
Carrigan School on Tetlow Street – animal friendly, but must bring food , a leash, medications and a cage or travel kennel.
· New London County
Groton, Fitch High School, Pets are welcome and residents are reminded to bring pet food, and other necessities.
East Lyme Middle School, 31 Society Road, Niantic. 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.
· Tolland County
Coventry Animal Shelter will be able to accommodate a small number of pets. They can be reached at 822-9106.
· Kent County
Smyrna Middle School, located on Duck Creek Parkway next to Smyrna High School, is pet friendly. Owners should provide the following: medical records, vaccination history, medications, current photographs, vet phone number, documentation of behavior problems, alternate contact information, first aid kit, leashes, collars and harnesses with identification tags, a pet carrier for each animal, food and water bowls, litter pans for cats, food and water for at least seven days, toys, and blankets.
Dover High School, 1 Patrick Lynn Drive, Dover is pet friendly
· New Castle County
William Penn High School, 713 E. Basin Rd.New Castle, and Medical Shelter: Middletown High School, 120 Silver Lake Rd. are pet friendly
· Sussex County
Cape Henlopen High School, 1250 Kings Highway, Lewes and Medical Shelter, Milford Middle School, 612 Lakeview Ave., Milford are pet friendly
· Queen Anne’s County
Animal Control will take animals
· Wicomico County
James M. Bennett High School, 300 East College Avenue, Salisbury, MD
· Worcester County
Stephen Decatur Middle School, Animal Control in Snow Hill and Pocomoke High School. Pet owners must provide their own carriers and food.
· Atlantic County
Pet Friendly Shelters (animals in crates or carriers with food supply)
Buena Middle School, 175 Weymouth Road; Buena High School
125 Weymouth Road; Medical Needs Shelter (and Pet Friendly)
Restricted to those who require continuous supervised medical care
St. Augustine Prep, 611 Cedar Avenue, Richland
· 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.
Sussex County Community College has a pet friendly shelter
West Deptford High School will have a room for pets
· Ocean County
Pine Belt Arena at Toms River High School North, 1245 Old Freehold Road; Pinelands Regional Middle School are pet friendly
· Suffolk County
Brentwood Rec Center, located at 99 Third Avenue in Brentwood – animals allowed in the shelters are dogs, cats and birds.
Suffolk County Community College’s Eastern Campus, Woodlands Building, located at 121 Speonk-Riverhead Road, in Riverside – animals allowed in the shelters are dogs, cats and birds.
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.
· Nassau County
Nassau County Mitchel Athletic Complex in Uniondale
North Hempstead Town animal shelter will accept pets
· Berks County
The Animal Rescue League (ARL) is offering a safe place for pets. Officials with the ARL said people being evacuated who can’t bring their pets along can call the league at 610-373-8830 to make arrangements to get the pets picked up.
All city shelters will welcome pets: Current shelters are Fels High School, 5500 Langdon St., in Northeast Philadelphia, Roxborough High School and West Philadelphia High School.
· Washington County
South Kingstown Animal Shelter, located at Asa Pond Rd. in Wakefield, (789-5515), please be sure to have a current vaccination record and contact information; along with any necessary medications, properly labeled; a photograph of you with your pet is also recommended.
· Northhampton County
Chesapeake: River Crest Community Center, 1001 River Walk Parkway. Domestic animals only, with the exception of snakes which are not permitted. Bring food, a towel, any medications, and the animal’s crate/cage, if possible. Loaner crates are available as supplies permit. Birds and pocket pets must be in their own cages. Pet owners will be provided shelter at Oscar Smith High School and owners will be allowed to return to the Pet Shelter to walk and visit their pets as weather conditions permit.
Here is the Monday evening update to the list above.
If you know of additional evacuation shelters for animals, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org so this list may be updated.
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