In an emergency, your pets depend on you for their safety and well-being. Include them in your disaster plan!
Learn what to do to keep your pets safe!
* If it’s not safe for you to stay in your home during an emergency, it’s not safe for them either!
* Include supplies for your pet in your emergency kit.
* Make an evacuation plan for you and your pets. Find hotels and shelters that accept animal guests other than service animals.
Build a Kit for Your Pet
Just as you do with your family’s emergency supply kit, think about the basics for survival, such as food and water.
Food. Keep several days’ supply of food.
Water. Store a water bowl and several days’ supply of water.
Medicine. Keep an extra supply of the medicine your pet takes on a regular basis.
Collar with ID tag and a harness or leash.
Have copies of your pet’s registration information and other relevant documents.
Traveling bag, crate or sturdy carrier, ideally one for each pet.
Sanitation needs. Include pet litter and litter box (if appropriate), newspapers, paper towels, plastic trash bags and household chlorine bleach to provide for your pet’s sanitation needs.
A picture of you and your pet together. If you become separated from your pet during an emergency, a picture of you and your pet together will help you document ownership and allow others to assist you in identifying your pet.
Familiar items. Put favorite toys, treats or bedding in your kit. Familiar items can help reduce stress for your pet.