During the hurricane season, this page will be continually updated to provide information for those with livestock or pets seeking shelter in Tennessee.
Are you evacuating to Tennessee with livestock or pets?
Tennessee State Veterinarian Dr. Charles Hatcher has temporarily suspended health certificate requirements for animals being evacuated from hurricane-affected states into Tennessee. Coggins test requirements for evacuated horses are also suspended. These temporary suspensions apply to evacuees only.
Do you need a location to house your evacuated livestock?
This page and the links below will be updated to include information from facilities that volunteer to house livestock and small animals affects by an incoming hurricane.
The American Red Cross may establish shelters in Tennessee for hurricane evacuees. Some are often pet friendly. Check with the shelter before arriving with a pet.
The University of Tennessee has compiled a list of farms that will house displaced animals. Please call ahead to check on availability and requirements.
Overnight stabling facilities are also listed with Pick Tennessee Products.
NOTE: These are commercial facilities listed with PTP. Please call ahead to check on availability, cost, and requirements.
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- The Weather Channel
- National Hurricane Center
- Updates from the UT Institute of Agriculture
- Georgia Department of Agriculture Hurricane Response
- North Carolina Department of Agriculture Hurricane Florence Information
- VIDEO: Saving the Whole Family-- Disaster Preparation and Your Pets
- Red Cross Pet Disaster Preparedness
- AVMA Hurricane Preparedness and Response
- FDA - Taking Care of Your Pets During Hurricanes and Floods
- 15 Questions for Hurricane Preparation