Florida Keys: New Animal Shelter Found On Mainland

Animal Shelter

Florida Keys residents who won’t leave their pets when a hurricane evacuation is ordered now have a mainland shelter at the Miami-Dade County fairgrounds.

The large building also can accommodate several hundred people, pet owners or not, evacuating from Monroe County during a major storm.

“This building has been opened as a pet-friendly shelter in the past but no one [from the Keys] ever showed,” Monroe County Emergency Management Director Irene Toner said.

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