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Disaster Pet Preparedness

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and Humane Society provide guidance about Disaster Preparedness for your pets. 

  • Ensure your pet has an ID tag and microchip with updated contact information in case you get separated and someone finds your pet. 
  • Remember if it isn’t safe for you, it isn’t safe for your pets.
  • Evacuate early. If you wait too long, you may be evacuated by emergency officals and told to leave your pets behind.
  • Find a safe place to stay ahead of time that takes pets in case you need to evacuate.
  • Put together a disaster preparedness kit for your pets. Basic items may include:
    • Food and water for at least five days
    • Medications and medical records
    • Cat litter box, litter, litter scoop and garbage bags
    • Sturdy leashes, harnesses and carriers
    • Current photos of you with your pets and descriptions of your pets
    • Contact information for your veterinarian