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The 2022 Florida Statutes (including 2022 Special Session A and 2023 Special Session B)

Title XVII
Chapter 252
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F.S. 252.3568
252.3568 Emergency sheltering of persons with pets.
(1) In accordance with s. 252.35, the division shall address strategies for the evacuation of persons with pets in the shelter component of the state comprehensive emergency management plan and shall include the requirement for similar strategies in its standards and requirements for local comprehensive emergency management plans. The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Department of Education shall assist the division in determining strategies regarding this activity.
(2) If a county maintains designated shelters, it must also designate a shelter that can accommodate persons with pets. The shelter must be in compliance with applicable FEMA Disaster Assistance Policies and Procedures and with safety procedures regarding the sheltering of pets established in the shelter component of both local and state comprehensive emergency management plans.
History.s. 17, ch. 2006-71; s. 1, ch. 2020-132.