Tips in An Emergency

Tips for Protecting Your Animals in a Disaster

  1. 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.
  2. Make sure that your animals have some form of permanent identification such as a microchip, brand, tattoo, etc.
  3. 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
  4. Purchase a pet carrier and label it with emergency contact information.
  5. Store water and feed for emergencies.
  6. 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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