Take Advantage of End of the Year Sales to Get Pet Supplies for Evacuation
Thursday December 18, 2014 12:30 pm
Take Advantage of End of the Year Sales to Get Supplies for Pet Evacuation
It is always a good time to think about flood safety and our furry, feathered or slippery housemates.
When you evacuate take your pet with you! Call hotels ahead of time to find out which ones accept pets.
Choose a designated pet caregiver who will be responsible for picking up your pet if an evacuation is necessary when you are not at home. This caregiver should have keys to your home and know the location of your pet survival kit (see kit materials below).
If you have a pet rescue sticker on your house be sure to either remove it or write 'evacuated' across it when you evacuate.
Assemble a pet survival kit to bring with you including:
Recent photo for identification purposes
medications including heartworm and flea treatments, and vitamins
veterinary records and contact information
bottled water for 7 days
enough food for 7 days
food and water dishes
first aid kit and other supplies
secure pet carrier or leash
liquid disinfecting dish soap
disposable garbage bags for clean up
identification tags (consider having an identification microchip implanted into your pets by your veterinarian)
Additional items for cats:
cat litter and pan
pillowcase (for taking a scared cat to the vet)
Additional items for dogs:
yard stake and long leash or rope
Additional items for birds:
Blanket for cold weather
spray bottle for warm weather (to moisten feathers to keep cool)