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Hurricane evacuation with your family pets

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) Hurricane season kicks off June 1 and the time to prepare an evacuation plan is now. For some, this may include pets.

According to Kelly Bonome with the Horry County Animal Care Center, people who evacuate should never leave pets behind. There are several options pet owners should consider.

Horry County shelters do not allow for pets. However, one option is to stay at a pet friendly hotel. Another option is to look into boarding and kennel facilities. According to Bonome, there are some veterinarian offices that offer housing, however, she recommends making arrangements early. A cost friendly option to consider, dropping off pets with a family or friend who live in a safe zone.

Pet owners should also create a pet travel kit. "Plan for your pets like you plan for your children," says Bonome. The kit should include enough food, water and medication for 30 days. It should also have two bowls, a leash, a collar and a pet i.d. with a mobile phone number. This can all be kept inside of a crate large enough for to keeping pets. Adding a toy helps to keep pets comfortable during an evacuation.

Pet owners should also get a hold of medical documents. Many kennels, boarding facilities and pet friendly hotels will require these. View this link for a list of pet friendly hotels in South Carolina.

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