preparing your home disaster plan, don't forget to include your pets on the
list. They will depend on you even more after a disaster.
enough food and water to last for 72 hours, preferably for one week.
shelter or evacuation kit for your pet.
pet's ID tag up-to-date, an securely fasted to the collar
photo of your pet will assist identification should it become necessary
for a neighbor to take care of your pet if you are not able to get home
after a disaster.
patient with your pets after an emergency. They get stressed just like
people and need time to readjust. They may disappear for some time, but
they generally show up again when things have calmed down.
must evacuate your home, leave your pet secured in a safe place. With the
exception of service animals, pets are not permitted in emergency shelters
for health reasons.
Larger animals in disaster
have large animals, such as horses or cattle on your property, be sure to
prepare before a disaster.
animals whenever possible. Map out primary and secondary routes in
Evacuation destinations should prepared with, or ready to obtain food,
water, veterinary care, and handling equipment.
Vehicles and trailers needed for transporting and supporting each type of
animal should be available along with experienced handlers and drivers.
learn and/or join the Equine Emergency Response Team, please call Fred
Agoopi, (562) 256-1376 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. The purpose of the EERT is to assist with the
safe evacuation of livestock during large and small-scale disasters. The
group also works to educate horse owners on disaster preparedness.