Pet Preparedness Tips
- NEVER leave your pets behind!
- Pets most likely cannot survive on their own and if they do, you may not be able to find them when you return
- Get a list of pet friendly hotels and boarding facilities in and out of your area
- Talk to friends and family members about taking your pets in an emergency
- Make sure your pets are comfortable with that person and the person is comfortable with your pet
- Know ahead of time where co-located shelters will be set up
- Arrange with someone in your neighborhood to check on your animals during a disaster in case you can't get home
- Make sure it's someone your pet is familiar and comfortable with
- Make sure that person has your veterinarians info and they have a permission slip put in your file at the vet
- Consider microchipping your animals
- Make sure all your animals have up to date ID tags on their collars
- Practice putting your cat in his/her carrier and practice getting your dog in and out of the car
- Make sure to pack a "Go Kit" for your pets which include vet records, extra ID tags, a picture of you and your pets, a a favorite toy or blanket of your pets.
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