The Kent County Animal Shelter is providing a free-of-charge pet boarding service for residents with pets who are seeking shelter from the winter storm, according to a Kent County media release.. The service is only available only to residents seeking shelter at the four emergency shelters listed below.
*Ottawa Hills High School, 2055 Rosewood Avenue S.E., Grand Rapids.
*Union High School 1800 Tremont Boulevard N.W., Grand Rapids. *Residents who are oxygen-dependent should go to Union High School.
*North Rockford Middle School 397 East Division Street N.E., Rockford. *Please note: pets will shelter in place with their owners at this facility.
* Walker Fire Department 1470 3-Mile Road N.W., Walker.
Residents are encouraged to seek other pet boarding options first, as space at these emergency animal shelters is limited. Please note: once residents register at the shelter, animals will be transported to a safe, secure and warm animal boarding facility.
When arriving at one of these facilities with a pet, owners will register their animal with the Kent County Animal Shelter and it will then be transported to a safe and warm boarding facility. Pets will be kept at the animal boarding facility throughout the weekend while owners remain at the emergency shelter.
Pet owners are encouraged to bring identification, vaccination records and any medication the animal is currently taking. Pet owners will also need to sign a release of liability form.