Consider your pets when planning for emergencies.
Know where to take your pets in an emergency and remember their needs when creating your family preparedness kit.
- Find a safe place for your pets to stay
- Make sure your pets wear current ID tags all the time, and that carries for each pet are labeled with contact information
- Make sure pets are current on their vaccinations.
- Prepare a pet’s emergency kit
- Keep pets in the house as the emergency develops
Pet shelters will be filled on a first-come first-serve basis. Call ahead to check availability.
- Don’t allow your pets to roam loose.
- Keep dogs on leashes and cats in carriers inside the house, the house might be damaged they could escape/become lost
- Be patient, re-establish routines as soon as possible. Be ready for behavioral problems. If problems continue, or if your pet is having health problems, talk to your veterinary.
Will comfort centers/ emergency shelters allow me to bring my pet?
- Some centers will allow you to bring your pet, check ahead to make sure you can bring your pet.
What should my pet emergency kit contain?
- Comfort items, collars and leashes, food, litter, licenses immunization records, ID tags filled with info indoor potty system, pet kennel, 2 week supply of prescription meds, veterinary contact information.