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Preparing Your Pets for an Emergency
BEFORE THE DISASTER
- Make sure that your pets are current on their vaccinations. Pet shelters may require proof of vaccines.
- Have a current photograph
- If you plan to shelter your pet - work it into your Evacuation Route Planning
DURING THE DISASTER
- Animals brought to a pet shelter are required to have: Proper identification collar and rabies tag, proper identification on all belongings, a carrier or cage, a leash, an ample supply of food, water and food bowls, any necessary medications, specific care instructions and newspapers or trash bags for clean-up.
- Bring pets indoor well in advance of a storm - reassure them and remain calm.
- Pet shelters will be filled on first come, first served basis. Call ahead and determine availability.
PET DISASTER SUPPLY KIT
- Proper identification including immunization records. Tape a copy of the animals records to their carrier or cage.
- Ample supply of food and water
- A carrier or cage
- Muzzle, collar and leash.
Contact your veterinarian or local humane society for information on preparing your pets for an emergency.
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