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Disaster Preparedness and Planning (Part 5 of 5)

Disaster Preparedness and Planning (Part 5 of 5):

Disaster Tips for Companion Animals

  1. Always keep a collar and tag with your phone number on your animals.
  2. Identify several possible locations you can take your animals to or with you should you need to evacuate.
  3. Start a buddy system in your neighborhood, so someone will check on your animals if you are not there.
  4. Have at least one week’s supply of emergency food and water on hand.
  5. Have several pictures of your animals available.
  6. See if your veterinarian has a disaster plan they can share with you.
  7. If your animal takes medication, keep an emergency supply on hand.
  8. Have a cat carrier ready to evacuate each cat in your household
  9. Have a harness or leash for each dog in your household.
  10. Make sure falling debris can’t reach your dog if they are in an outside dog run.
  11. Give your animals plenty of comfort during an emergency.
  12. Know where animal shelters or rescue animal organizations are in your area.

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