Your Pets Count on You!
Is your pet included in your emergency plans?
Protect your pet by creating an animal disaster supply kit:
- 3 days of food, water, medications, and equipment such as a can opener, crate, leash, collar, and ID tags.
- Cats need a litter box, litter, and a scoop.
- Take pictures of you with each pet you have.
Never leave your pet behind in an emergency:
- There is no way of knowing what may happen to your home while you are away, or when you will be able to return.
- Place small animals in secure carriers. Dogs should be leashed and wearing harnesses.
- If your pet is bleeding, apply direct pressure using gauze over the bleeding site. If the blood soaks through, apply more gauze until you can reach a veterinary hospital.
Did You Know?
Some emergency shelters will designate an area for pets, but many do not allow pets for health and safety reasons.
- Ask out-of-town friends and relatives about sheltering you and your pet during an emergency.
- Call hotels and motels out of the area to see if they allow pets.
- Request a Pet Preparedness brochure by e-mailing: [email protected]