New Mobile Pet Shelter Can Evacuate Animals In A Disaster
Construction starts next month on a mobile pet shelter which will be ready for use by next year’s hurricane season, the Advocate reports.
Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Mike Strain said that the mobile shelter will allow for pets to be evacuated with humans in case of an emergency.
Strain told the Advocate that in the past, evacuation efforts have been hampered by people who are reluctant to part with their pets.
The project includes a trailer with a 60 pet capacity — equipped with metal cages, pet food and water bowls. It will also have a climate control system to provide adequate circulation and temperature for the pets. The new mobile pet shelter will be available on request to other states during a disaster.
The $80,000 project is being paid for with a private donation, and funds from the Agriculture and Forestry department.
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