Pet safety is always important. Use the following checklist and be prepared before a disaster strikes.
ID: Ensure your pet is microchipped with your updated contact information, along with a collar and tag.
Vaccinations: All pets should be current on their shots. Keep a copy of the vaccination records along with other veterinary documents sealed in a plastic bag.
Sleeping quarters: Keep your pets’ beds away from windows or shelving to protect them from shattering glass or falling objects.
Crates: Every pet should have a crate or kennel. Be sure to familiarize your pets with their crates before a disaster strikes.
Check your yard: Make sure all fencing is secure and all holes and potential escape routes are blocked.
Plan ahead: Identify boarding facilities, veterinarians, pet-friendly lodging, and friends/relatives now who may temporarily house your pets.
Use this checklist as a guide for building your own Pet Preparedness Kit for your pet(s).
– Molded plastic carrier
– Copy of rabies and vaccination records in a sealed plastic bag
– Pet first aid book and kit
– Two-week supply of pet food
– Bottled water
– One-month supply of your pet’s regular medications
– Non-spill food and water bowls
– Extra collars and leashes
– Plastic bags (for scooping poop)
– Cat litter pan and litter
– Sheets and blankets
– Manual can opener
– Newspaper/Puppy Pads
– Disinfectants and paper towels
– Grooming supplies
Visit FEMA: HOW TO PREPARE FOR A HURRICANE for more information.
IF YOU EVACUATE, TAKE YOUR PETS WITH YOU!