Pet Hurricane Evacuation Plan
Please be aware that Your Neighborhood Pet Sitters, LLC can not take pets away from your home without a plan from you. We will do everything in our abilities to secure your pet in your home, but we will not be able to evacuate your pet(s) in our personal evacuation plan. We strongly advise
that you have a plan in place for a neighbor or a friend to evacuate your pet for you. Be prepared for this situation before you go out of town. Be sure to contact a neighbor or friend to plan for an event like this.
If you need to evacuate your home for a hurricane, please take your pets
with you. Transport pets safely in a crate, and purchase your crates
(enough for each pet) now so you'll be prepared. Be sure the crate is large enough for your pet to sit up and lie down in and has enough room for food/water dishes. Also, be sure to include your pet's medication in your evacuation plans and supplies, and have identification tags on your pet's collars.
The following hotels/motels are "pet friendly"
Jameson Inn 800-526-3766
Comfort Inn 800-228-5150
Days Inn 800-329-7466
Best Western Inns 800-528-1234
Clarion Hotels 800-252-7466
Holiday Inns 800-465-4329
Econo Lodges 800-553-2666
Motel 6 800-466-8356
Quality Inns 800-228-5151
LaQuinta Inns 800-531-5900
Ramada Inns 800-228-2828
Red Roof Inns 800-843-7663
Residence Inns 800-331-3131
Or you can go to www.PetFriendly.com to find a pet friendly hotel near you.
If evacuation is necessary, LEAVE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
Important Phone Numbers:
Red Cross Shelter Information: 843-764-2323 ext. 373
Special Needs Shelters: 803-898-3694
Charleston County: 843-202-7400
Colleton County: 843-549-5632
Beaufort County: 843-470-3100
Most evacuation shelters do NOT take pets, except for special needs animals. Check with your area shelter for information regarding their pet policy. Local media will announce shelter openings, locations and updates. Never go to a shelter without first confirming it's open. Pets are a part of
your family- don't put them at risk- PLAN NOW.
There is only ONE Animal Shelter in Charleston that will take pets
(only one person per pet allowed):
North Charleston Coliseum
5001 Coliseum Dr.
North Charleston, SC
• Put the kennel/crate together as a trial, then store and transport disassembled.
• Allow your pet to become familiar with the kennel/crate at home before a disaster.
• Use a blanket to partially cover the kennel/crate during the height of the storm for added security.
• Plastic grocery bags make pet clean up easier.
• Dry pet food is easier to transport and use than canned food during a disaster.
• Consider micro-chips for your pet before a storm
• If you are a Charleston County resident, have an animal to evacuate with you and do not have transportation, contact the Charleston County Citizen’s Public Information Line at (843) 202-7100 and a vehicle will transport you and your pet to the animal shelter.
• Leash, collar, harness
• Food and water bowls
• Muzzle (if necessary)
• Health Records (rabies certificate)
• Photo of pet
• Newspaper (dog); litter box/litter (cat)
• 3 Bath Towels
• Garbage Bags
• Water (dog: 1 gal for every 10 lbs.; cat: ½ gal)
• Dry food (1-2 lbs for every 10 lbs)
• Toys and other comfort items
In case of Emergency:
Greater Charleston Emergency Vet Clinic:
3163 West Montague Ave
Charleston, SC 29418
Mount Pleasant Emergency Vet Clinic:
930 Pine Hollow Rd
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
National Animal Poison Control Center:
A fee will be charged for your consult
*Special thanks to Island Life newspaper for this important information