Disaster preparedness for pet owners
Natural disasters can happen anytime, anywhere, so it is important to create an emergency plan for your pets. Here are our top 4 tips to ensure your pets are prepared for an emergency:
Have your pets properly identified
Go to your vet and get your pet micro-chipped. Get your pet a collar and attach a custom tag with your cell phone number.
Know your area
If you live in an area that is prone to flooding, wildfires, or any other type of natural disaster where you may have to evacuate, find a place outside of the area where you can take your pets with you.
Make a disaster kit
Good items to keep in your pet’s kit include a few days worth of food, bottles of water, extra medication, pet supplements, copies of veterinary records, poop bags, cat litter and pan, sturdy leashes and collars, first aid kit (comes in handy for people too!) and a list of pet friendly hotels.
Keep others in the know
Make sure to have updated stickers on your front door to let emergency personnel know how many pets are in the home should they need to be rescued.