PETparing for Disaster

Get your pets ready today!

If you leave your pet behind, they may be lost or injured. Do NOT leave a pet chained up outside.

To plan for evacuation if you have pets you should:

  • Talk with your neighbors to create a buddy system in case you are not home. 
  • Identify animal shelters that will take in animals in case of an emergency. 
    • Find pet-friendly hotels along your evacuation route and keep a list in multiple locations including your pet's emergency kit, and your household go-bags
    • Consider an out-of-town friend or relative
  • Locate veterinarian or animal hospitals in the location where you may be going in case your animal needs medical care
  • Make sure your pet is microchipped 
  • Make sure your pet's medical records are current, as they may be needed for boarding kennels or animal shelters

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Build a Kit

What you should have in your animals emergency kit:

  • Food
  • Water
  • Medications and Medical Records
  • Important Documents. Registration information, adoption papers and vaccination documents
  • First aid kit
  • Collar or harness with ID tags
  • Leash
  • Crate or pet carrier
  • Pet litter and litter box if appropriate
  • A picture of you and your pet together. If you become separated, a picture of you and your pet together will help you document ownership and allow others to assist
  • Treats
  • Toys
  • Bedding
  • Anything else that could help your dog reduce stress