Remember Your Pets in Your Preparedness Planning

You pets are members of the family too. So, they must be taken into account in your preparedness planning. You need to make sure to store the following items for all your pets:

  • Dog and cat food
  • Water for pets
  • Food and water bowls
  • Leashes
  • Crates and bedding
  • Cat Litter
  • Pet medications

If you there is a high likely hood of an emergency in your area, check with your county’s Emergency Management office to find out which evacuation centers allow pets.

Also, even if your pets are used to being outside, be very careful during extreme weather. If it’s too cold for humans, it’s too cold for pets.

During emergency periods, it is wise to have your pets on a leash when you take then out to the bathroom. Disaster-related noises may cause them to want to run off. You need to remember this during a disaster. Pets can get easily scared and may want to flee.


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