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Disaster Prep Brochure REVISED 1Aug05

Disaster Prep Brochure REVISED 1Aug05

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Published by crisseica
How to save pets in a disaster
How to save pets in a disaster

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Published by: crisseica on Jul 21, 2009
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Sit down with all the members o yourhousehold — today — and make a writtenFamily Disaster Plan. Include step-by-steparrangements or leaving your property i theneed occurs, alternate evacuation routes andmeeting places, as well as your EmergencyContact List. Decide whatto include in a Pet SurvivalKit — and where you’llkeep it. Your local RedCross or EmergencyManagement departmentcan help you create arealistic plan. Most impor-tantly, you need to planin advance, practice yourplan, and keep it updated!You might think,
“It won’t happen to me,”
 but it can. When disaster strikes, advanceplanning is the key to keeping you, youramily and your companion animals sae.Depending on where you live, you mightexperience wildres or foods, earthquakesor snow storms, hurricanes or tornadoes,mud slides or chemical spills, to namea ew.In any disaster, emergency planningcan save lives. Be sure to include yourcompanion animals in your plans — theydepend on you or protection.
To stay safe, you’ll need a FamilyDisaster Plan, an Emergency ContactList, and a Pet Survival Kit. Use theDisaster Preparation Tips Checklistto be prepared.
GET READY . . . GET PETS . . .
 Names, addresses and telephonenumbers for:
Local Pet Shelters (Most public shelterswill not allow pets: it is up to you to makealternative arrangements)Hotel/Motels that allow pets (within 100mile radius)Boarding Facilities/Shelters (within 100mile radius)Neighbors (Two or more)Out-o-state contact numbers o relativesor riends (work and home)Local animal rescue groups & humanesocietiesCity, county and state emergency responseagenciesPet Supply and Feed stores
(For dogs, cats and other pets)
Make sure your pets are wearing properidentication: a collar with emergencytags (your name and your pet’s, homeaddress & phone number, your vet’sphone number, your out-o-state contactnumber). A microchip is good proo o ownership i you know where your petis, but may not be detected when thepet is ound.Food & water (or at least 3-7 days; besure to include a can opener)Pet medication, as prescribed by yourveterinarian (enough or 30 days)Unbreakable bowls/containers or petood and waterWell-tting collar, harness and leashTie out and/or portable pet carrierBrush or comb (calms you, calms them)Familiar toy or chews (pets under stresswill welcome a amiliar item)Pet First Aid Kit (available at pet supplystores or your vet)Twin-size blanketPet Documents (sealed in a zip lock bag)Be sure to rotate all medicines, ood andwater to keep them resh. These itemsshould be stored in a plastic tub and sealedwith duct tape.Copy o dog or cat licenseCopy o rabies vaccinationcerticatePet medical recordsPet photos (ront and side viewsor positive identication; includeany distinguishing markings orscars)

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