Disaster Planning

Hurricane Preparedness

The City of Jacksonville launched the Pet Friendly Public Evacuation Shelter Program to meet the needs of the community during hurricane season. The City of Jacksonville has designated three hurricane shelters as pet-friendly emergency shelters.  More information »

Additional pet hurricane preparedness resources:

Find pet friendly hotels

Additional resource on disaster planning with pets

Jacksonville Transportation Authority (buses/skyway) information, including pet transportation

Want to know how to help JHS in the event of a hurricane?

When hurricanes are headed our way, we typically put out a call for Storm Troopers to foster our pets until the storm has subsided. If a need for Storm Troopers arises, we will post announcements on our website and on all social media channels.

Our Storm Trooper program was featured by People in 2019. Check it out!

Empty Kennels
Empty kennels before Hurricane Dorian in 2019, thanks to Storm Trooper foster families