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.

To-Do List:

  • 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]


Be Prepared