Florida is the poster child for pet safety, but the state has no national pet registry.
So how do you find out if your pet is safe?
Read moreIf your pet was euthanized at an animal shelter, there are no state animal-cruelty laws.
But if your animal is not adopted, it can still be dangerous for your pets.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has compiled a list of the most common pet-related issues reported by pet owners.
The following list includes things to consider before buying or adopting a pet.
Read moreIf you are worried about a pet’s health, contact the Animal Care Agency of Florida, the Florida Department, or the Animal Control Center of Florida.
If you live in the area, call the Animal Health Center at 727-826-4800.
If you have a question about pets, contact your veterinarian, your veterinarian’s office, or an animal control center.
Read moreRead moreHow to find out about Florida pet-friendly hotels:You can search for pet-friendliness on Craigslist and compare it to other states.
The website also offers tips for visiting pet-owned homes.
Some hotels provide pet-free services and can even provide pet food and water, and you can get a pet identification card.
Pet-friendly pet-resorts are also common in other parts of the country, like Florida.
A list of pet-rated pet-restaurants can be found at petrestaurant.com.
If your hotel does not have a pet-receptionist, they can provide a service to let pets in and out.
Some pet-themed hotels have dog and cat-friendly services.
Read the full story on pet-safety.org.