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Pets and Disasters: Plan Ahead

5/15/2009 5:22:38 PM

Tags: Pets, animal welfare

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If you were faced with a disaster and had to evacuate your home, what would happen to your pet(s)? Many sad stories have arisen from the wildfires in California, Hurricane Katrina and other events, but just a little extra pet preparation could save countless lives. 

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has a comprehensive disaster preparedness Web page. Among the helpful suggestions is a list of first aid and travel kit items, as well as tips for arranging for temporary housing in the event that lodging or shelters won’t accept pets. Visit the website for more information. The Federal Emergency Management agency also has information on keeping pets safe in dangerous situations. 

Take advantage of these resources and set aside a moment to ensure that your furry friends will be provided for. They’ll never say “thank you,” but you’ll settle for a lick and a tail wag, won’t you?



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