- Identification: Make sure your pet wears a collar and I.D. tag with up-to-date information.
- Vaccinations: All pets should be current on their shots. Keep a copy of the vaccination records in a sealed/waterproof plastic bag.
- Sleeping Quarters: Help your animals avoid shattering glass and falling objects. Don't place a pet's bed below windows or shelving.
- Have Crate Ready: Every animal in your house should have a crate -- a molded plastic carrying kennel. Familiarize your pet with the crate before disaster strikes.
- Check The Yard Make sure all fencing is secure and all holes and potential escape routes blocked.
- Plan Ahead: Identify animal shelters (in case your pet becomes lost), local boarding facilities, veterinarians, motels, and friends or relatives that may temporarily house your pet after a disaster.
- Evacuate: If you evacuate, take your pet.
Disaster Preparedness Checklist:
(Use this as a guide for building your own disaster preparedness kit for your pets.)
- Molded plastic pet carrier
- Copy of your pet's rabies and vaccination records sealed in a plastic bag
- Pet first aid book and kit
- Two-week supply of pet food
- Three-day supply of bottled water
- One-month supply of your pet's regular medications
- Non-spill food and water bowls
- Cat litter
- Cat litter pan
- Plastic bags (for pet waste disposal)
- Sheets (one to cover each pet carrier)
- Non-electric can opener
- Paper Towels
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