Pets Are Family! Have A Plan For Them 

  • Make sure all pets have Identification & current vaccination tags

  • RESCUE ALERT STICKER (free from ASPCA or local pet supply store may sell them)

  • Make sure your GO BAG is packed with everything your pet will need (include extra water)

  • Keep current photo of your pet in case you get separated

  • ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS  take your pets with you; more and more shelters are setting up to accommodate people/families with pets so check into places you will be welcomed with the fur or feathered members of your family

  • In the event you are not home when disaster strikes: ask a neighbor to step in and help you safely evacute your pets.

  • Pet behavior may change after a disaster, make sure they are on a leash at all times so they do not try to escape

  • For larger animals (cow, horse, etc)

    • try to take them with you if possible

    • if you must leave them: ensure they have adequate food/water, access to shelter, dry bedding

    • Decide if you will leave a gate open for them - as they may need to run for safety 

Remember: if it's not safe for you, it's not safe for your pets