The Humane Society of the United States
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How you can help animals impacted by Hurricane Irma

In the wake of Hurricane Irma many are looking for ways that they can help the people and animals affected. Here’s how you can help during this urgent time:

What you can do:

What not to do:

  • Your safety and that of your family and pets comes first. Do not put yourself in danger. If you see a person or animal in distress, call 9-1-1.
  • Please do not attempt to drive donation items to Florida, as many roads could be flooded and dangerous.
  • It is also essential not to detract time or resources from emergency responders. Unless you are a trained professional who has already received official orders, do not “self deploy” to areas impacted by the hurricane. Do not call 9-1-1 unless you are experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening emergency firsthand. For information and updates, tune in to your local radio station, call 2-1-1 or contact the emergency manager for your county.