Preparation for pets
- Keep your pets’ vaccinations up-to-date.
- Know where your pets can go whether it’s a friend or family member, pet-friendly hotel, animal shelter, or boarding facility.
- Place your contact information, including the name of an out-of-state contact on your pets’ ID tags, microchip registrations, and licenses.
- Prepare an emergency kit of leashes, collars, extra ID tags, water, food, medications, health records, and photos to prove ownership.
- Have on hand portable carriers large enough for your pets to stand and turn around in.
- Prepare a first-aid kit, including your vet contact information and an authorization to treat your pets.
- Gather any relief plans developed by your local Red Cross chapter; emergency management office; or police, fire, health, wildlife and agriculture departments so you know where to turn for specific resources.
Top Ten Items for a Pet Preparedness Kit
- Food (your pet’s regular food)
- Leash and collar
- Photo of your pet/ID and a photo of you with your pet
- Medications your pet needs
- Immunization/vet records (keep both updated)
- Pet carrier
- First Aid Kit
- Contact list of pet-friendly hotels, veterinarians, American Red Cross, American Humane Association and out-of-town friends/family