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Pet Preparedness

You probably have an emergency plan for your family but did you include your pets? Make sure you create a kit and plan for the animals in your life too.


​Planning ahead is essential for making sure your pets are safe and well following a disaster. Some things you can do to prepare:

  1. Build a kit for your pets
  2. Know where you can evacuate with your pets (pet friendly hotels) along your evacuation route
  3. Have a pet buddy
  4. Keep a collar and tag on your pets
  5. Microchip your pet and keep it updated
  6. Include photos of your pets in your kit(s) 
When making your emergency plan be sure to consider your pets. Think about including the following to your family kit.
  • Plenty of Food and Water
  • Necessary Medication
  • Pet First Aid Kit
  • Shelter Information & Travel Equipment
  • Leash, Harness, Collar(s), Identification tags
  • Important documents/License
  • Sanitary solutions
  • Toys, Blankets, Bed, Other Comfort items
  • Order an ASPCA Emergency Pet Alert Sticker