Tips for Protecting Your Animals in a Disaster
- Keep a “Pet Emergency Kit” ready. The kit should include: a few days worth of medication, your pet’s medical and vaccination records, a picture of yourself and your pet, a leash, collar, identification, water, food, toys, and bedding.
- Make sure that your animals have some form of permanent identification such as a microchip, brand, tattoo, etc.
- Another idea is an emergency contact card. These cards are available for pets and livestock at: https://www.avma.org/KB/Resources/Reference/disaster/Pages/Emergency-contact-cards.aspx
- Purchase a pet carrier and label it with emergency contact information.
- Store water and feed for emergencies.
- Create a contingency plan for animals including horses, live stock, etc., in an emergency situation that addresses transportation, water and feed resources, and areas for confinement if needed
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