Disaster relief

By Connie Orcutt • Published: September 1st, 2012
Category: Animal Airwaves

Having a plan in place can ensure that you and your pet stay safe and stay connected during disasters. Know in advance if local emergency shelters allow pets and keep a list of pet-friendly motels. A pet-care buddy plan will allow a friend or relative to care for your pet in case you can’t.

Microchip your pet and keep the linked database information current. Make sure your pet can move comfortably in his travel crate … he may have to stay there for hours in an emergency. A pet emergency kit should contain food and water for three days, medications, a first-aid kit and sanitation materials, all stored in watertight containers. Also bring microchip paperwork, medical records, a list of emergency veterinary clinics, shelters and animal control agencies and a photo of you with your pet.

Get started on a plan today. It can save your lives.