Service Animals

Special consideration is needed to care for service animals during an emergency situation. You have the right under the Americans with Disabilities Act to bring your service animal with you to an Emergency Shelter. You should pack a “grab and go” kit for your service animal PLUS the one you have for yourself

Below are some resources to help you plan for the needs and comfort of your service animal:

  • Disaster Readiness Tips for Owners of Pets or Service Animals (link)
  • ADA Business Brief: Service Animals (link)

The following video from FEMA to help pet owners plan for emergencies.  While Service Animals are not pets, many people with disabilities also have pets they need to plan for.