Shelters Available for Evacuees with Pets

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Lessons from previous storms have demonstrated the need for co-located shelters where evacuees can stay along with their companion animals. Many shelters do not have the ability to house companion animals, but there are options.

In preparation for Hurricane Florence, a super-shelter is being opened at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem on September 12 that will shelter humans and companion animals. The shelter is intended for people being evacuated from the coast, but others will be permitted to stay as well.

Residents who plan to evacuate should bring any personal items they may need like bedding, medications, hygiene items and more. At most locations, alcohol and firearms are forbidden.

Five more co-located shelters are being opened:

Shelter Address Phone
3555 Owen Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28306
1520 S. Main St.
Laurinburg, NC 28352
200. S. Bickett St.
Louisburg, NC 27549
2414 Nash St.
Sanford, NC 27331
1300 Junior High School Rd.
Scotland Neck, NC 27874
Find a comprehensive list of emergency shelters at NC Department of Public Safety