National Hurricane Preparedness Week is Coming

May 16th, 2014

With less than one month until the start of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season on June 1, now is the time to prepare. To kick-start the preparedness effort, the National Hurricane Center, FEMA and other organizations, have come together to  more »

FEMA Region III Promotes Pet Preparedness in April

April 4th, 2014

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), through its regional office in Philadelphia has kicked off the 2014 Petpared Initiative to encourage pet owners to be more resilient in the face of disasters. ┬áThe goal of the Petpared Initiative is to  more »

Planning can help families protect pets during natural disasters

September 18th, 2013

News of natural disasters can stir our compassion, inspire us to find ways to help and remind us of the need to prepare our own homes and families to cope with emergencies, including severe weather, earthquakes and fire. Every family  more »

Podcast – Keep Pets Safe in an Emergency

June 10th, 2013

The Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA) announces the release of a podcast discussing how families can keep their pets safe during a hurricane or other emergency situation. In the podcast, Samuel Tate, D.V.M., secretary of the board of directors for  more »