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)
First Aid Kit
Contact list of pet-friendly hotels, veterinarians, American Red Cross, American Humane Association and out-of-town friends/family