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Pet-Friendly Hurricane Evacuation Center (PHEC) Tentative Acceptance Letter

Dear Applicant:

This letter serves to acknowledge receipt of Part 1 of your application for the Miami-Dade County Pet- Friendly Hurricane Evacuation Center (PHEC). For the registration process to be complete, you must fill out and return Part 2 of the application and return it to:

Pet-Friendly Shelter Application c/o Animal Services 7401 NW 74th Street Medley, FL 33166

Failure to return the form negates your application and hurricane evacuation center eligibility. It is your responsibility to contact the Answer Center at 786-331-5354 to assure that the form was received and that your registration is complete.

This PHEC is the first of its kind in Miami-Dade County and we are working to assure a successful operation. However, the success of this pet-friendly hurricane evacuation center depends upon you. On Part 2 of the application you acknowledged and agreed to certain provisions regarding shelter

management. You are expected to abide by these provisions. Any infraction can result in from the registration database and denial of use of the PHEC for current and future storms.

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understand that this letter, your application, or constitute a binding commitment or contract that purpose of this application process is to facilitate

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should understand that even if they comply with all is no guarantee or contractual commitment that you

application requirements and receive this letter, and your pets will be accepted at the PHEC.


If you live in one of the County’s hurricane evacuation zones, mobile homes, or in a structure that has been deemed unsafe by the County, you must monitor the hurricane event and listen for the mandatory evacuation order. Upon issuance of a mandatory evacuation order for your area, you should report to the PHEC with all of the items listed in this letter. It is important to note that opening of this shelter is at the sole discretion of Miami-Dade County and that you need to have a contingency plan for yourself and your pet(s) if this shelter is not opened for any reason, or if you and your pet are not accepted in the PHEC.

Upon arrival at the PHEC, all animals will be examined by a licensed veterinarian. The veterinarian will only examine the animal and will not vaccinate or offer medical treatment. This examination will determine if the animal presents a health or safety risk to any human or other animal. All proof of vaccinations must be presented at this time. Any animal deemed a risk to humans or other animals, due to illness or behavioral problems, will not be allowed to enter. It is imperative that your animal is clean, healthy, and that all vaccinations are up to date. It is within the County’s sole discretion to determine whether any pet will be accepted at the PHEC.

Items you must bring to the PHEC:

  • Valid photo identification and recent utility bill showing current address for adult registrant

  • Proof of all current required vaccinations for each pre-registered pet (list appears on page 2)

  • All personal hygiene items, medications, and bedding supplies for each member of your family

  • A three (3) day supply of non-perishable food and water for each member of your family and each

pet; any medications for each pet

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