for Pet Owners
more information on emergency preparedness, click on one of the items below:
In the event of a natural
or man-made disaster, pets are not allowed inside emergency shelters
for humans due to public health and safety reasons. If you and your
family need to evacuate to a public shelter during a disaster, you must
plan in advance for the care of your dog or cat. Such planning could
save your pet's life.
Before a Disaster Occurs:
a steel or fiberglass pet carrier (portable kennel) or crate for each
your pet with the carrier.
sure your pet's vaccinations and medical records are written and up-to-date.
sure your pet wears a properly fitted collar with a current license
tag, rabies tag and identification tag containing your name, animal's
name, address and phone number.
a leash on hand to maintain control of your pet.
your home and determine the best location, away from windows if possible,
to place your pet during an emergency. (A good choice is a utility
room, bathroom, kitchen or other tiled area which can be cleaned easily.)
where you might take your pet if it becomes necessary to leave your
home during an emergency. Places you could contact are:
hospitals with boarding facilities
which allow pets
Opportunities to volunteer
include becoming a CPR/first aid instructor or playing Fred, the Red