Brevard Humane Society Needs Volunteers To Help Complete Hurricane Readiness
By Brevard Humane Society // September 7, 2017
will not be evacuating the Cocoa Shelter
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard Humane Society is aware of Hurricane Irma and its possible damage in our community and the shelter.
This message is to help inform you of some of our action plans and needs – and answer some of your questions.
Hurricane Irma is dangerous, and we are not taking it lightly. The shelter is preparing for the worst and desiring the best.
Here are some quick facts:
• We will not be evacuating the Cocoa Shelter.
• We will be evacuating the Merritt Island Adoption Center.
• Animals will not be left in the shelter alone. They will have support from our staff and volunteers who will ride out the storm with them.
• We cannot take in any more animals or volunteers to ride out the storm.
• We need volunteers to help us complete our hurricane readiness.
• We will need volunteers after the storm has passed.
How you can help:
• We still need supplies: tents, tarps, water, food, batteries, clean-up supplies, and volunteers.
• We need sand bags.
• All donations can be dropped off at our shelter at 1020 Cox Road in Cocoa
• We also need clean up support
Anyone wishing to volunteer to help clean up the shelter can send an email with name, days times available, special skills/services offering (if any, i.e. electrician, plumber, etc.), and phone number, with the subject line “Clean Up Crew.”
We will contact you when it is clear and safe to help at the shelter and our Merritt Island Adoption Center.
How you can help yourself:
• If you have pets, please have their supplies ready in case of evacuation.
• Do Not Leave Pets at home. CLICK HERE for pet care.
The Emergency Operations Center has partnered with the Brevard Humane Society, so our volunteers can support evacuation shelters that are pet friendly.
If you are going to a Pet Friendly Shelter, let us know. The EOC will give priority space to those volunteers from Brevard Humane Society who can help them with animals.
Though your family might be with you, you are the only one who will be expected to provide assistance with dealing with and handling situations when people bring their animals to the shelters. Please make sure to bring all your animals in crates or carriers. All your animals must have proof of vaccinations.
Pet friendly shelters:
• Port St. John Community Center, 6650 Corto Road, Port St. John
• Viera Regional Community Center, 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera
• Wickham Park Community Center, 2815 Leisure Way, Melbourne
• Ted Whitlock Community Center at Fred Poppe Regional Park, 1951 Malabar Road NW, Palm Bay