PET OWNERS


If you are like millions of animal owners nationwide, your pet is an important member of your household. 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.

If you must evacuate, take your pets with you if possible. However, if you are going to a public shelter, it is important to understand that animals may not be allowed inside. Plan in advance for shelter alternatives that will work for both you and your pets.

Make a back-up emergency plan in case you can't care for your animals yourself. Develop a buddy system with neighbors, friends and relatives to make sure that someone is available to care for or evacuate your pets if you are unable to do so. Be prepared to improvise and use what you have on hand to make it on your own for at least three days, maybe longer.

 

Resources

Pet Owners Brochure
Pet Owners Brochure - Spanish
Pet Owners Handout
Pet Owners Handout - Spanish
Community Pet Preparedness Toolkit
Evacuate My Pet Website

Facebook  Twitter

Kids

Learn more about being ready with fun activities just for you!

Read More..

Special Needs

Prepare and plan for the unique needs of family members with Disabilities and Other Access & Functional Needs.

Read More..

Pet Owners

Protect your pets by preparing the whole family for disasters.

Read More..

Business

Every business should have a plan. Learn how and get ready now.

Read More..

Military Families

Increase your family's personal preparedness while you ensure the welfare of our homeland.

Read More..

Older Americans

Evaluate your personal needs to prepare yourself for every situation.

Read More..

Responders

Who takes care of your family while you take care of the community? You do.

Read More..

ambassador wrn

vcalert

epc