Sarasota County Humane Society prepares for Hurricane Dorian
SARASOTA COUNTY- Hurricane season can be a stressful time for everyone, pets included. Unfortunately, some will be riding out the storm while they wait for their forever home. As residents on the Suncoast stock up on food, water and gas, the Sarasota County Humane Society is also preparing for Hurricane Dorian’s possible impact.
“We worry about deliveries of our food, if that’s going to be shut down. We worry about if we have to get with an emergency vet, are they going to be open?" said Sarasota County Humane Society Kennel and Adoptions manager, Rebecca Gustafson.
Gustafson says they’re ready and have a plan in place.
“At the beginning of hurricane season we got a safety committee meeting we all reviewed the disaster plan and make any necessary updates and then really start putting in the prep work and making sure we’ve got supplies," said Gustafson.
The humane society stocks up on supplies like food, water and medication.
“So it’s a lot of animals, a lot of mouths to feed. We have to consider our sick animals, our young animals, our pets in foster care, medicating them and making sure we have enough food," said Gustafson.
Gustafson says no matter which path Dorian takes, the animals are their priority.
“We want to make sure our animals are safe and the staff here caring for them are safe," said Gustafson.