The Animal Welfare League of Arlington and Arlington County’s Office of Emergency Management have included pets in their disaster plans. In the event of an emergency, AWLA will set up a temporary pet-friendly shelter at a designated location so that residents who need to evacuate will not have to leave their pets behind. 

In the event of a natural disaster or emergency, AWLA highly encourages pet owners to have a plan in place to care for their pets. Please refer to the resources below for more information on how to create an emergency response plan for you and your pets.