Are your pet’s tags up to date? Are your pets microchipped? Remember if your pet is lost and someone finds them, their ID is the way home to you.
Make a pet emergency kit and at a minimum include:
- Pet food
- bottled water
- vet records
- current photo of your pet(s)
- litter and pan (cats)
- food dishes
- collar and leash
- pet carrier
Identify local emergency shelters and find out which ones allow you to bring your pets with you. If no local shelter will allow you to bring your pets with you then have a backup plan. Do you have friends or family outside of the local area that would be willing to host you and your animals?
NEVER leave your pet(s) behind! Most likely they won’t be able to survive on their own.
Don't forget to check out theses pet safety tips from the CDC.
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