Oak Grove Middle No Longer Accepting Pets
There are still two other shelters accepting pets, Pinellas officials said.
PINELLAS COUNTY – Pinellas County is advising residents that the shelter at Oak Grove Middle School on Belcher Road in Largo is no longer accepting pets.
There are two other pet-friendly shelters still available:
Dunedin Highland Middle School, 70 Patricia Ave, Dunedin
John Hopkins Middle School, 701 16th St. S., St. Petersburg
Residents who have a pet and plan to evacuate to a pet-friendly shelter are reminded to bring a carrier, supplies and register ahead of time. Go to pinellascounty.org/emergency/petpreparedness.htm.
Spaces at Oak Grove Middle School are still open for residents without pets. Oak Grove, Dunedin Highland and John Hopkins middle schools continue to be available to accommodate residents with special needs. Go to pinellascounty.org/emergency/specialneeds.htm for information.
Residents are encouraged to first seek shelter with friends or family members who live in non-evacuation zones in Pinellas County. This will provide for more comfortable accommodations. Otherwise, they may go to a nearby emergency shelter. Sheltering locally will alleviate increased traffic congestion in other areas of the region.
Other available public shelters include:
Tarpon Springs Middle School, 501 N Florida Ave., Tarpon Springs
Palm Harbor University High School, 1900 Omaha St., Palm Harbor
Largo High School, 410 Missouri Ave., Largo
Gibbs High School, 850 34th St. S, St. Petersburg
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