Pets

Pets are part of the family.

Preparing for disaster doesn’t stop at the human members of your family. Pets cannot take care of themselves if disaster strikes, and depend on you to make the proper plans to keep them safe and secure.

Did you know that …

  • If it’s not safe for you, it’s not safe for your pets!
  • Not all emergency shelters accept pets.
  • Your pet should be microchipped and wearing an up-to-date ID tag at all times

Pet Safety

  • Should a disaster become imminent and emergency officials recommend that you stay in your home, it is crucial that you keep your pets inside  with you. Consider keeping them close to you so that if the need to evacuate arises you can do so quickly and safely.
  • Place stickers on back and front doors that alert emergency responders to the fact you have pets. Mark how many of each animal you have and a phone number where you can be reached
  • Pets can become disoriented during a storm, so do not let them roam free before, during, or after a disaster. Dogs should always be kept on leash, cats in carriers, and small animals or birds in their cages.

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