Pet Emergency Preparedness

Your pet is an important member of your family. During emergencies and disasters, they are affected too.

The likelihood that you and your animals will survive an emergency such as a fire or flood, tornado or terrorist attack depends largely on emergency planning done today. Some of the things you can do to prepare for the unexpected, such as assembling an animal emergency supply kit and developing a pet care buddy system, are the same for any emergency. Whether you decide to stay put in an emergency or evacuate to a safer location, you will need to make plans in advance for your pets. Keep in mind that what’s best for you is typically what’s best for your animals.

Check out the links on this page for resources on how to plan for an emergency and what to do in an emergency situation.


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