Large Animals
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After the Event

  • Seek out your animals. If you cannot find them, check with the people on your contact list, neighbors, local authorities or Broward County Animal Care & Adoption at 954-359-1313 to see if they have information regarding the location of your animals.
  • When you find your animals, check for any injuries and seek medical treatment as necessary.
  • Immediately relocate any animals that are in flooded waters; or are standing in water or moist areas to higher, drier ground.
  • Pay particular attention to your animal's hooves (particularly for horses). If the hooves are saturated, immediately take steps to dry out the hooves, including using bleach or iodine to begin the drying process.
  • Check your hay and other food areas for any moisture. Throw out any food that is now moist or otherwise contaiminated.
  • Thoroughly check the barn yard and pasture for sharp objects before allowing the animals to freely roam.
  • Be careful when walking¬†outside of the barn or in the pasture for live electric wires.
  • Carefully clean debris from the barn area and clear the driveway out to the road.
  • Watch for fire ants. Ants will look for the driest place to nest and will move from wet to high ground when their nests flood. Check your barn/stall walls and feed/hay areas. Ants will also seek refuge from wet ground on fence rails and tree branches, so take care when cleaning debris after a storm.
  • Snakes will also seek high ground. Do not put your hands or feet in recesses you cannot see. Snakes will also hide between hay bales and banked shavings.¬†

Updated April 2016