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Willow Pet Hotel Open

The hotel said it would remain staffed in case residents were forced to evacuate their homes.

In an email sent to clients this morning, the Willow Pet Hotel on Deer Park Avenue said its office would be staffed around the clock until Hurricane Sandy passed through the region.

The hotel and grooming center is also accepting pets if residents are forced to evacuate their homes.

The hotel can be reached at 631-243-0000.

Also, the Federal Emergency Management Agency via its Ready.gov website has tips for pet owners to keep their pets safe in an emergency.

The full list of FEMA tips is available here. 

FEMA's tips to shelter your pet include:

  • If you have to leave but can't take your pet: "Confine your pet to a safe area inside - NEVER leave your pet chained outside! Leave them loose inside your home with food and plenty of water. Remove the toilet tank lid, raise the seat and brace the bathroom door open so they can drink. Place a notice outside in a visible area, advising what pets are in the house and where they are located. Provide a phone number where you or a contact can be reached as well as the name and number of your vet." 
  • "Most boarding kennels, veterinarians and animal shelters will need your pet's medical records to make sure all vaccinations are current. Include copies in your "pet survival" kit along with a photo of your pet."

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