Pet Prepping

In an emergency, your pets will be even more dependent on you for their safety and well-being. Because our pets are part of our family, including them in our Emergency Plans will help ensure the survival of our entire family. Here are some ways to help your pet be prepared for, survive, and recover from, a disaster.
  • Prepare a First Aid Kit For Your Pet
  • Include supplies for your pet in your emergency kit, or assemble an emergency kit for your pet (even one they can wear)
  • Updated Personal ID On Their Collars and "microchipped" to find their way back to you if lost
  • Make sure that pet vaccinations are current
  • Include pets in evacuation drills to become used to entering and traveling in their carriers calmly
  • Plan Ahead to Find Evacuation Sites (shelters) that will accept pets if you need to leave your home
  • Plan Ahead to Find friends, relatives, boarding facilities, animal shelters or veterinarians to care for your animals if you can't
  • Plan Ahead to Find hotels/motels along your evacuation route that will accept pets in an emergency
  • Plan/Share, with a trusted neighbor, for emergency pet sitting if necessary
  • Place A "Pet Rescue" Sticker on your home To Alert Emergency Workers
  • Plan for emergency supplies of food, water and meds as you would for other family members
  • Be Well-Informed About Disaster-Related Diseases That Can Be Transmitted To Humans
  • Monitor pet behavior changes and injuries during an emergency situation
  • Prepare and Emergency Plan for large (horse, etc.) or numerous animals
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Can't Evacuate Pets:
Pet Food Considerations:
Suggested Readings:
Eating Pet Food for Human Survival
Pets for Emergency Companions and Defense