Are you ready for a disaster? What will happen to your pets if you must evacuate your home? National humane organizations, law enforcement agencies, disaster response agencies, and many others encourage every pet owner to develop a personal disaster plan to implement in the event of an emergency. A significant event could affect any one of us at any time from a personal situation such as a house fire to a more wide-spread event such as a tornado or winter storm. To protect your animal friends, you must plan ahead so their safety and well-being are protected.
Here are some simple precautions to take to protect your pet now:
It may seem unnecessary to do all this now. But you can never be too prepared. When disaster strikes, phone lines go down, public facilities become overwhelmed, and essential services are often unavailable.