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Hurricane Season officially started on June 1st and we might not have any storms in the tropics but it is never too early to start making an action plan.

Living in the Tampa Bay Area has it’s perks but one thing I dread every year is Hurricane Season. I always make sure my car and generator is always filled with gas and my house is full of the essentials but there is something I always overlook… My dogs. I know we all worry about our furry family members but when it comes to hurricanes I never thought about it, until now. Below I’ve put together a list of shelters in our area that allow pets and this could come in handy if anything were to happen. Especially since some hotels don’t take pets, even during a hurricane. P.S. Be sure to get a pet carrier/crate because you will need them if you evacuate to a storm shelter. Check out the pet friendly storm shelters:

  • Hillsborough County
    • Barrington Middle School 5925 Village Center Dr., Lithia
    • Burnett Middle School 1010 N. Kingsway Rd., Seffner
    • Greco Middle School 6925 E. Fowler Ave., Temple Terrace
    • Shields Middle School 15732 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin
    • Smith Middle School 14303 Citrus Pointe Dr., Tampa
    • Turkey Creek Middle School 5005 S. Turkey Creek Rd., Plant City
    • Turner/Bartels K-8, 9190 Imperial Oak Blvd., Tampa
    • Wharton High School 20150 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa
  • Pinellas County
    • Palm Harbor University High School 1900 Omaha St., Palm Harbor
    • Largo High School 410 Missouri Ave. N., Largo
    • Gibbs High School 850 34th St. S., St. Petersburg
  • Polk County
    • Lake Region High School 1995 Thunder Rd, Eagle Lake, FL 33839
    • Haines City High School 2800 Hornet Dr, Haines City, FL 33844
    • Tenoroc High School 4905 Saddle Creek Rd, Lakeland, FL 33801
  • Citrus County
    • Lecanto Primary School 3790 W Educational Path, Lecanto, FL 34461
  • Hernando County
    • D.S. Parrott Middle School 19220 Youth Drive, Brooksville, 34601
  • Pasco County
    • Fasano Regional Shelter 11611 Denton Ave, Hudson, FL 34667
    • Wesley Chapel High School 30651 Wells Rd, Wesley Chapel, FL 33545
    • Wiregrass ranch High School 2909 Mansfield Blvd, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543
  • Manatee County
    • Manatee High School 902 33rd St Ct W, Bradenton, FL 34205
    • Braden River High School 6545 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203
    • Mills Elementary School 7200 69th St E, Palmetto, FL 34221
  • Sarasota County
    • All of the Sarasota County Evacuation Centers are pet-friendly.

[Source: WTSP]

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