As Hurricane Irene bears down on the US Eastern seaboard animal shelters and pet parents prepare for possible emergency conditions. Here are links to some resources for pet parents who may need to find pet friendly accommodations, and for those who may want to help out at shelters, if needed.
Not Without My Pet/Storm Retreat. Information on pet friendly emergency accomodations, and shelter evacuations, among other things.
Disaster Pets. Excellent, frequently updated all around resource.
Hurricane Irene 2011 Animal Rescue Resource Page. Various links.
Hurricane Irene 2011 Animal Rescue Resource Page > Events. This page, associated with the one above, has a directory of state by state links for bulletin board style listings. Included are pet friendly shelters and other helpful information.
Best of luck weathering this weather event to everyone on the US East coast. Keep your pets and yourselves safe.
Photo at top, American Humane Association’s Red Star™ Rescue Rig was scheduled to arrive in North Carolina this afternoon, standing by to rescue and shelter animals from Hurricane Irene.