LEESBURG – Lake County Animal Services will be educating pet owners about pet-friendly emergency shelters as well as offering dogs and kittens for adoption during the Hurricane Preparedness Workshop from 10 - 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 31 at the Home Depot located at 10825 U.S. Highway 441 in Leesburg.
“June 1 marks the beginning of hurricane season and it’s important to not only have a family emergency plan in place, but also a plan for your pets,” said Brian Sheahan, Department of Community Safety & Compliance director. “Animal Services staff will take this opportunity to hand out information to citizens to let them know where to go and what to bring if they should ever need to evacuate with the family cat or dog.”
Pets brought to Lake County’s pet-friendly shelters must be crated and owners are required to have proper paperwork. The following shelters accept pets with up-to-date rabies vaccinations:
• Leesburg Elementary, 2229 South St., Leesburg
• Lost Lake Elementary, 1901 Johns Lake Road, Clermont
• Umatilla Elementary, 401 Lake St., Umatilla
• Villages Elementary, 695 Rolling Acres Road, Lady Lake
Lake County Emergency Management urges families to be prepared. For the most up-to-date information during any emergency, follow Lake County Emergency Management on twitter at @lakeemergency and on Facebook at facebook.com/LakeCountyFLEmergencyManagement.
To find out more about Lake County Animal Services, or to adopt or donate funds to help with care of animals at the shelter, log on to www.lakecountyfl.gov/adopt, visit the shelter at 28123 County Road 561, Tavares, or call 352-343-9688.