Irma Evacuation Site
Effective Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 8:00 a.m., the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter will serve as an Equine evacuation site for those in the line of hurricane Irma. GNFA will have 350 available stalls that will be opened to evacuees on a first come, first serve basis, no reservations will be accepted.
The Georgia National Fairgrounds will have on-site dry camping available for only those housing equine at the facility during their stay. Individuals will need to provide their own generators and basic necessities while here on-site. GNFA will also provide three bags of shavings per stall for these animals at the time of move in. Owners will be required to provide the necessary feed, hay and tack to care for all horses while here. If you are coming from out of town and were unable to bring the necessary items, there are local feed stores for owners to purchase items once here.
“It is our desire to provide a safe and secure site for Equine owners to come and stall their horses during this time of natural disaster. We hope that by offering these stalls to evacuees to house their animals, will help give them a sense of peace and security.” Philip Gentry, Livestock and Youth Director. GNFA stalls will open to these individuals starting Thursday morning at 8:00 a.m. and will remain available until conditions have improved.
With the limited number of stalls available, equine owners will need to have a secondary site in case we reach capacity before you arrive here in Perry. Additional site locations can be found at http://agr.georgia.gov/companion-animal-equine-division.aspx .
For additional information please contact:
Livestock & Youth Director
401 Larry Walker Parkway
Perry, Ga. 31069
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Animal Industry, has temporarily suspended the intrastate movement requirements for the transportation of animals from the areas expected to be impacted by Hurricane Irma.