HURRICANE IRMA

posted: by: Crystal Tags: "Clinic Specials" "News" 

Good evening,

We have updated our hours of operation to prepare for the upcoming storm. Please note the changes below, and alternative options for your pet’s needs.
 

*UPDATED* HOURS OF OPERATION

 

Friday, September 8th: CLOSED – Please call Cypress Animal Hospital 561-744-7878 between the hours of 8:30am to 1pm if you have a medical emergency.

 

Please be prepared to provide patient history that can be found on your pet portal. Please visit the following website to access your account. https://www.vetsecure.com/villagevet.net/login#sign-in

 

 

Saturday, September 9th: CLOSED

Sunday, September 10th: CLOSED

Monday, September 11th: CLOSED

Tuesday, September 12th: TBD


EMERGENCY CARE

In case of emergency (severe pet injury) during this time period options for emergency care include:

 

-Pet Emergency of North Palm Beach / Jupiter Pet Emergency: 300 S. Central Boulevard, Suite A, Jupiter FL 33458, Phone: 561-250-6613, Email: PetERNPB@aol.com

 

-VSH: 4019 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410, Phone: 561-625-9995

 

 

SHELTER

One of the most important facets of safety and security during the storm is shelter. If you are interested in staying in a pet friendly shelter in our area, please note that pets brought to a shelter must have proper identification, rabies tag, identification on all belongings, personal belongings, care instructions, and medical records as needed.

These are local options if you choose to stay in a pet friendly shelter:

·  Palm Beach County: The West Boynton Recreation Center at 6000 Northtree Blvd. in Lake Worth can hold 300 people and up to 700 animals, including dogs, cats and birds. You must be pre-registered, have proof of residency in Palm Beach County, and live in a mandatory evacuation zone. For more information and to pre-register, call 561-233-1266.

·  Indian River County: The Liberty Magnet School at 6850 81st Street in Vero Beach welcomes families and their pets living in mandatory evacuation areas. For more information and to pre-register, call 772-388-3331 Ext. 28.

·  Martin County has an agreement with the Treasure Coast Humane Society at 4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave. in Palm City, to house PETS ONLY of families living in mandatory evacuation zones. For more information and to pre-register, call 772-223-8822.

·  St. Lucie and Okeechobee counties currently have no official designated emergency pet shelters. Residents should contact their local animal hospitals/clinics to make arrangements.



 

 

HOTELS/MOTELS

Additionally, there are hotels in our area that are pet friendly and still have vacancy for the weekend. Many of the hotels around us that welcome pets are already booked for the weekend. However, here are potential options for families wishing to reside in a hotel for the next few days:

·  Jupiter Beach Resort: 5 N A1A , Jupiter, FL 33477, (561) 746-2511

Dogs only, 2 per room, at @30 lbs max, HAS AVAILABILITY

·  Comfort Inn: 2421 Metrocentre Blvd E, WPB, FL 33407, (561) 697-7710

Takes pets, HAS AVAILABILITY

·  Jupiter Waterfront Inn: 18903 SE Federal Hwy, Jupiter, FL 33469, (561) 747-9085

Dogs only, at @25 lbs max, HAS AVAILABILITY



SAFETY TIPS

Safety tips for pet care during a hurricane:

·  Ensure pet information on tag or collar are up to date including phone number and addresses; mark pet carrier with the same information (including an secondary emergency contact in case you cannot be reached)

·  Make sure you have at least 2 weeks of any pet medications, including flea prevention

·  Keep a physical and digital photo of your pet

·  Keep pet supplies in a visible, accessible area in case of a power outage, just like you would with a flashlight or candles

·  Stock up on food

·  Create a pet emergency kit: food and water for 7 days, a solid carrier, litter, litter box, puppy pads, pet medical records in a waterproof container (or scan and save as a digital file), extra leash, tags, towels, trash bags for clean up

·  If you ride out the storm at home, once the storm is in your area, keep your pet on a leash or in its carrier; in case of evacuation, the pet should be secured and not hiding in your house

·  If you choose to evacuate, do so as soon as possible to remain calm and be prepared; call local shelters in advance so you have a plan; rabies paperwork will be required if you stay at a shelter, so ensure you have documents on hand

·  Whether you stay in or leave, make sure you stay calm; your pet can sense your tone and emotions, so speak in a soothing voice and take intentional actions to execute your plan




Village Veterinary is here for you during this time of preparation; please let us know if you have any questions. Stay safe!



Sincerely,




Village Veterinary

1662-D North US Highway One

Jupiter, FL 33469

Call: 561-745-0052

Text: 561-316-7907

villagevetjupiter@yahoo.com