Disasters and Your Pet

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Pets are family members too and need to be as much prepared for a disaster as in the event of an emergency. Are you and your pet prepared? Do you have all the information you need to ensure that not only are you safe but your pet is as well? Here are some helpful hints, links, and guidelines.

FEMA encourages pet owners to take the following steps:

  • Be informed: Know what emergencies happen in your community and how those events could impact your pet;
  • Prepare: Put together pet emergency kit specific to your pets needs; and
  • Plan: Develop a plan for what you will do with your pets in the event of an emergency.

Links:

http://www.ready.gov/animals

http://www.scart.us

http://www.petswelcome.com

Assemble a Portable Pet Disaster Supplies Kit

What your kit should include (enough supplies for 3 days):

• Crates.  Each pet should have its own kennel/crate with a photo on the crate.

• Bowls.  Each pet should have its own food/water dishes. Have their names written on the bottom of each bowl.

• Information.  Have a file on each pet containing health history and vaccination dates.

• Containment.  Have a leash and collar with all pertinent information on the tags readily available.

• Food and Meds.  Have an ample supply of food, water, and medication for the pet with specific feeding and medication instructions written out in clear handwriting.

• Be Prepared for Accidents.  Pack your car with a pet first aid kit, flashlights, batteries, trash bags, baby wipes, newspapers and paper towels in case the pets either get sick or go potty while in their crate.

‘If You Can’t Find my people, call PreFurred’

PreFurred Pet Care clients can ensure their pets are extra safe by wearing an additional tag around their neck. You can never be too prepared. Let us be your back up. If Pugsley and Pounce are found and you can’t be reached, we are next in line for contact.

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