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HOW TO KEEP YOUR PETS SAFE IN THE EVENT OF A DISASTER

January 21, 2016

HOW TO KEEP YOUR PETS SAFE IN THE EVENT OF A DISASTER

Nobody wants to think about it… but when in comes to disasters, it’s better to be safe than sorry. It's important to keep your family safe during and after a disaster – and that includes your beloved furry friends. Never forget or neglect your pets when it comes to disaster preparedness.

Here are a few tips to follow to make sure your pets are taken care of when disaster strikes:

  • Have collars/ tags on all your pets (even if they are mainly indoors – they might escape in the event of a disaster).

    • Get your pets microchipped. This will greatly assist being reunited with them in case they run away in an emergency. Contact your veterinarian for more information on how and where you can do this. Also read the American Veterinary Medical Association’s FAQ on Microchipping of Animals.
    • Have a Pet Emergency Kit ready for all your pets. Download this helpful Checklist from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to make sure your kit contains everything it needs. Add items specific to your pets’ needs. Keep all items safely stored and up to date to ensure none have expired or broken in storage. It is advisable to check your kit at least once every two years.

    • Visit your local vet and get updates on your pets’ medical histories, in case you haven’t done so in a while. Keep copies of all records with the emergency kit.
    • Obtain pet carriers (soft or hard shell, but sturdy enough to hold your pet’s weight safely) & store them with the emergency kit. Train your pet ahead of time (for example, once a week) on staying in it, so that it will be used to it in times of emergencies.
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    • Keep veterinarian contact numbers (both, your regular veterinarian & emergency vet services) in a waterproof envelope in the kit.
    • Plan for space for all your pets’ carriers in your car (along with every family member and necessary family/ car emergency kits) – do not leave your pet(s) behind because of lack of storage.
    • Know of a person or place (shelter, etc.) where your pet(s) can safely stay for a period of time should you need to evacuate to a place where your pet(s) can’t stay with you.
    • If you have pets other than dogs or cats, contact your local veterinarian on what you need to safely care for them during and after a disaster. (You can use our pet emergency kits and simply adjust various items as needed).
     

       

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