SEPTEMBER IS PREPAREDNESS MONTH
PREPARE FOR YOUR PETS!
If it’s not safe for you, it’s not safe for them either.
Very Important: Place a PET ALERT on your door(s) and/or window(s). This will aide the emergency personal in finding your pet(s). It is best to include the Pet description(s) (ex: breed, sex, color, weight), and a recent photograph for each of your pet(s)
To get started, familiarize yourself with the types of disasters that could affect your area and consider your options for providing care for your pet(s).
Disasters can happen without warning, so be prepared:
Prepare a disaster kit for your pet(s) with these items. Ask your veterinarian for help putting it together.
- Make sure your pet(s) wear collars and tags with up-to-date contact information and other identification.
- Contact information (cell phone, work phone, home phone) of owner and close relative or friends
- Microchip your pet(s) – this is one of the best ways to ensure that you and your pet are reunited if you are separated. Always be sure to register the microchip with the manufacturer and keep your contact information up to date with the microchip company.
- Purchase an appropriate-sized pet carrier for each of your pets (write your pet’s name, your name, and contact information on each carrier). Place bedding, blanket, or towel in carrier.
- Keep a leash and/or carrier near the exit(s).
- Cleaning supplies for accidents (paper towels, plastic bags, disinfectant)
- For cats: Litter-box and litter. You can purchase disposable boxes that have the litter already in them. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B081J9QJDX/ref=sspa_dk_detail_0?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B081J9QJDX&pd_rd_w=XxtO1&pf_rd_p=48d372c1-f7e1-4b8b-9d02-4bd86f5158c5&pd_rd_wg=5F5QR&pf_rd_r=JEWP3BHEMNGJ00ZFS3F0&pd_rd_r=5c64d13b-cb7a-4b82-a3c6-1081fd4956da&smid=A2OODJ61K81293&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUE3QkxJM09SOEFYWTcmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTA2MDY2MTIxNE9TT1FSMzI1TDlFJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTA0MzQxNTIzN1owODE2MzVJV1kxJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfZGV0YWlsJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
- For dogs: plastic bags for poop
- Medical records, including record of vaccination for rabies and other diseases, prescription medications, and medical history. Waterproof container for documents.
- Medications for at least 2 weeks
- Non-spill food and water dishes
- 2-week supply of food for each animal stored in waterproof containers
- Feeding instructions for each pet
- 2-week supply of water for each pet
- Manual can opener
- Pet first aide kit https://www.amazon.com/Emergencies-Instructions-Certified-Friendly-Approved/dp/B07DYSG92T/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3AH48S16PA8RM&dchild=1&keywords=pet+first+aid+kit+for+dogs+and+cats&qid=1598979030&sprefix=pet+first+aid%2Caps%2C307&sr=8-1