Why are shelters for animals being provided?

Many citizens of Polk County live in mobile or manufactured housing, substandard housing, or in a flood prone area and must evacuate during a hurricane. Often these citizens have pets that are considered as part of the family and refuse to move to a safer location without taking their pets. Pet shelters offer a safer place for people not just pets.

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1. Can I stay at the shelter with my pets?
2. Does pre-registration guarantee space in the shelters?
3. I am not a pet owner can I go to the pet shelters?
4. My pet has required vaccinations and has no fleas or ticks. What is being done to make sure all pets in the shelter don’t have fleas?
5. What are the addresses for the Pet Shelters in Haines City?
6. What happens if a pet in the shelter is dangerous or bites someone?
7. What pets are allowed in pet shelters?
8. What supplies must be brought to the shelter for my pets?
9. Why are shelters for animals being provided?
10. Will I be able to take my pet outdoors or allow others to pet them?