Cats Exclusive, Inc.

Cat Adoption Center & Veterinary Clinic - Margate, Florida
Hurricane pet prep
CEI Veterinary Clinic

Hurricane Irma Announcement

As of Wednesday, September 13th, Cats Exclusive, Inc. remains closed due to lack of power.  We will be updating our status during through our phone system, website, and social media outlets.

In the case of a pet’s emergency, please refer to:

We want to keep you and your pets safe. Please read these tips to help you and your family plan for the storm.

If a disaster strikes in your community, you might not have access to food, water, or electricity for several days. Preparing emergency kits for your family is an important step in keeping them safe and healthy during a disaster.

Pack an emergency supply kit. Here’s what you’ll need: At Least a 3-day Supply of Food and Water.

  • Water – one gallon per person, per day
  • Food – foods that are easy to make and won’t spoil, like can soup, dry pasta, and powdered milk
  • Manual can opener
  • Basic utensils to prepare and serve meals
  • 3-day supply of all medicines, at a minimum
  • Soap, Toothbrush and toothpaste, Baby wipes
  • Multipurpose tool (that can act as a knife, file, pliers, and screwdriver)
  • Whistle
  • Flashlight
  • Radio (battery-powered, solar, or hand-crank) for updates on the situation
  • Cell phone with chargers
  • Extra batteries
  • Documents
  • Map, cash, key, and copies of important documents such as insurance cards and immunization records.
  • Paperwork about any serious or ongoing medical condition

For Children: Baby supplies like bottles, formula, baby food, and diapers. Games and activities for children

For Pets – Plan ahead so you’re ready to take care of your pet during an emergency:

  • A 3-day supply of food and water for each pet. A cat or a dog will generally need 1 gallon for three days.
  • Bowls or bottles
  • Depending on the pet, you may need a litter box, paper towels, plastic trash bags, grooming items, and household bleach
  • Health and Safety: Medicines and medical records stored in a waterproof container.
  • Check/update status of your pet’s microchip registration. If your pet is microchipped, the chip number must be registered. You can register their chip number FREE at
  • A sturdy leash, harness, and carrier to transport pets safely. A carrier should be large enough for the animal to stand comfortably, turn around, and lie down. Your pet may have to stay in the carrier for several hours.
  • Pet toys and the pet’s bed, if you can easily bring it, to reduce stress
  • Current photos and descriptions of your pets to help others identify them, and to prove that they are your pets, in case you become separated from them.

Information on feeding schedules, medical conditions, behavior problems, and the name and telephone number of your veterinarian in case you have to board your pets or place them in foster care. In a disaster situation, you may need to get your emergency supply kit quickly, whether you are sheltering at home or evacuating.

In the case of a pet’s emergency, please refer to:

Download FREE Pet Preparedness Guides for the Center for Disease Control (CDC)

Pet Disaster Preparedness
Learn how to prepare your pets for an emergency evacuation and help them recover afterward.