You never can be too prepared in an emergency or disaster especially when you have a pet. We not only have to worry for our own safety, but we have to think about the safety of our beloved pets.
Sandy Monterose, director of national outreach at ASPCA, said it is key to plan in advance and know where you will take your pets if there is an emergency evacuation. There should also be a plan for family, friends, or neighbors to look out for your pets if you are not home during a natural disaster.
Steve Dale’s Pet World offers some helpful tips on what to have prepared if an emergency does strike your community:
- Documentation with your pet’s name, age, breed, and pictures of you and your pet. Personal contact information, where you may be staying, and your veterinarian’s contact information should also be included.
- A pet carrier for small to medium sized pets
- Extra collar and leash
- Current vaccination records and any medication that your pet may be taking
For more information and tips, visit Steve Dale’s Pet World.
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