Make sure everyone gets our safely, even your pets!
Pets are just as important as any other family member. So why would you not want to make them a part of your preparedness plan? There are several things you can do to make sure they stay safe as well.
Pet emergency kit:
Food: at least 3 days worth of food in an air tight, and waterproof container
Water: at least 3 days of water specifically for your pets.
Medicines and important documents:
Registration information, adoption paperwork, vaccination records. Talk to your veterinarian about micro-chipping your pet.
First Aid Kit:
Cotton Bandage rolls, bandage tape and scissors, antibiotic, flea and tick preventatives, latex gloves, isopropyl alcohol and saline solution. Including a pet first aid reference book is very helpful as well!
Collar or Harness with ID
A picture of you and your pet together:
If you become separated a picture of you two together will help to document your ownership. Add species, breed, age, sex, color, and distinguishing characteristics.
Familiar items such as treats, toys, and bedding can help reduce stress on your pet.
While practicing fire escape or evacuation plans be sure to include your pet also! If an evacuation happens, don't leave pets behind as they can lost or injured.
Micro-chipping pets is a great way to locate them. Most veterinary clinics and shelters have scanner that will read the microchip information to help locate a lost pets owners.
Be sure to take your four-legged friends into consideration when planning for emergencies. visit ready.gov/animals for further tips on how to keep your furry friends close and safe in the event of a disaster or emergency.