Plan ahead and include your pet in your family's preparations. If you are going to evacuate, take your
pet(s) with you.
Some important steps to ensure your pets safety.
Make sure your pet wears a collar and I.D. tag with up-to-date information. You may also want to consider microchipping your pet for permanent identification.
All pets should be current on their shots. Keep a copy of the vaccination records sealed in a plastic bag.
- Sleeping Quarters
Help your animals avoid shattering glass and falling objects. Don't place your pet's bed below windows or shelving.
- A home away from home
Every animal in your house should have a crate - a molded plastic carrying case. Familiarize your pet with the crate before the disaster strikes so that they will be comfortable when it is necessary.
- Check your yard
Make sure all fencing is secure and all holes and potential escape routes are blocked.
- Plan ahead
Identify animal shelters, local boarding facilities, veterinarians, motels and friends or relatives that may temporarily house your pet after a disaster.
If you evacuate, take your pet!