National Pet Preparedness Month
Is your furry companion included in your emergency plan?
June is recognized as National Pet Preparedness Month as a reminder to think about your pet’s welfare during an evacuation or natural disaster. Creating an emergency plan for your dogs and cats is simple and can prove to be a lifesaving tool. Here are a few tips to get you started:
Know Where to Go.
Research and create a list of places that accept pets in case of an emergency. Most shelters will need you to provide medical records to make sure that all vaccinations are current. If you can’t find a shelter, ask a neighbor or a nearby family member if they are able to help board your pet.
Always Stay Together.
Always have a secure leash or carrier to prevent escaping if your pet panics. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PETS BEHIND! Dogs and cats cannot survive alone and if they do, you may not be able to find them when you return.
What’s your Strategy?
Remember, having a pet preparedness strategy will keep your furry friends alive and safe.
*Link for information on pet and animal emergency plans: https://www.ready.gov/animals