|10-28-2012, 08:36 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: North Central FLorida
Mass Care Shelters
Just want to remind SD teams that may be going to a shelter such as a Red Cross Shelter ...
A working SD may go into a shelter with the handler. A SD team is not automatically required to go to a *Special Needs Shelter*.
Retired SDs, Service Dogs In Training (SDITs), Service Dog Candidates, Emotional Support Animals, Therapy Dogs are not allowed into these shelters. These dogs must go into whatever shelter is set up for pets.
The shelter staff are not required to help care for a SD. They are not required to help supply food.
TJ aka Theresa A. Jennings
Karl's Kids Program Inc Animal Services 2000
Member of Assistance Dog Advocacy Project (ADAP),
Humane Animal Education & Services (HAES),
Putnam County Emergency Animal Support/Pet-Friendly Evacuation Shelters
Gov. Agency Member of FL State Agricultural Response Team