Since 1997, Animal Medical Hospital has been one of a limited number of Tampa Bay Area pet hurricane shelters. Our animal hospital is located on high ground in the center of North St Petersburg, Florida, in a non-evacuation zone.
We serve as a hurricane pet shelter for those client's who are unable to keep their dogs and cats with them during hurricanes. We limit this service to our regular clients due to the large demand and short supply of boarding space during hurricanes.
Animal Medical Hospital clients may call to discuss hurricane boarding options. If you feel that you will need this service, please discuss pre-registration with us prior to the beginning of the hurricane season.
We strongly encourage pet owners take their pets with them when they evacuate from the area or to pet-friendly community hurricane shelters.
Information on hurricane preparation for pets from the SPCA (under Services)
Information on hurricane preparation for pets from Pinellas County Animal Services
Information on hurricane preparation for pets from the Florida Division of Emergency Management