Emergency Procedures

Shelter openings vary with each emergency. Shelter openings will differ by size and intensity of a disaster. Stay tuned to local media for a listing of shelters, to include the pet-friendly shelters, which will be opened for an event. Do not go to the shelter until local officials announce through the media that the shelter is open.

  1. Braden River High: 6545 SR 70 East, Bradenton
  2. Manatee High School: 1000 32nd Street West, Bradenton
  3. Mills Elementary School: 7200 69th Street East, Palmetto

Pet shelter requirements:

  1. Pet(s) must arrive with a carrier or cage. Cages will not be available on site.
  2. Pet(s) must remain in carrier.
  3. Owners must provide certification that pet(s) are current with rabies vaccination.
  4. Owners will not permit other shelter occupants to handle or approach pet(s).
  5. Owners are responsible for the care of their own pet(s).