Pet-Friendly Shelter Set Up In Palm Beach County
South Florida pet owners evacuating their homes ahead of Hurricane Matthew can stay at a special shelter in Palm Beach County. The West Boynton Recreation Center opened Wednesday for owners to stay with their dogs, cats and pocket pets.
“We have a pet friendly shelter for people and their animals,” said Dr. Virginia Sayre, a veterinarian with Palm Beach County Care and Control. “They can bring their animals here during the storm. We put kitties in one section, doggies in another section and people in a third.”
Owners must remain at the shelter along with their animals and bring something to sleep on. The pet-friendly facility is located near the intersection of Jog Road and Hypoluxo Road.