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Knud Hansen Shelter accepts pets

 
Alana33
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Knud Hansen Complex.
The shelter has a kitchen, a stock of Red Cross supplies, and will have a kennel set up for pets. Portable showers will be available in the event that multiple-day shelter is needed.

From this Source article:

http://stthomassource.com/content/news/localnews/2015/08/23/mapp-tours-shelters-flood-zones-op-center

I wasn't aware that any VI shelters accepted pets so this is good news in the event that people with pets need to go to a shelter in the event of a severe storm.

Wonder if any other shelters, including those in STJ/STX do so?

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Topic starter Posted : August 23, 2015 12:37 pm
speee1dy
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that is a nice change-all shelters should accept pets

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Posted : August 23, 2015 2:30 pm
ghjr
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Not sure about USVI but the States now have to take into account the needs of individuals with household pets and service animals before, during and after a disaster if they want to receive FEMA support. Google PETS Act

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Posted : August 25, 2015 11:40 pm
speee1dy
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that is awesome news.

so many people die as a result of staying with their animals

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Posted : August 26, 2015 10:52 am
OldTart
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so many people die as a result of staying with their animals

How many? Are there statistics available? I don't recall any such correlation in the USVI.

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Posted : August 26, 2015 11:03 am
Alana33
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Not necessarily here in VI, OT but it happens.
If I can't take my dogs with me to a shelter, I'm not going.
Luckily, haven't had to make that decision.
Glad there's an option here at Knud Hansen.
I'd be interested in knowing if other shelters here and STJ/STX do as well.

If I can find out, will post info.
Thanks for your info, ghjr.

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Topic starter Posted : August 26, 2015 11:10 am
speee1dy
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/29/AR2006072900545_pf.html

and for me, even 1 death is 1 too many

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Posted : August 26, 2015 12:38 pm
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