Hurricane Sandy Preparation with Pets in Mind
Hurricane Sandy is headed for America's northeast, and is rearing up to cause upwards of millions of dollars in damage and put a highly populated area directly in harm's way. Hurricanes and other natural disasters that cause emergency situations can be hazardous for pets. . .if you're not prepared.
Make sure you have the essential pet supplies and are ready to evacuate with your pets if necessary. Below is a list of items you need to have on hand in case of emergency. Remember to keep emergency kits by exits or in cars for fast evacuation if it's called for.
- Bottled water
- Extra collar and leash
- A one week supply of dry or wet food- be sure to replace dry food after a few months
- A recent picture of your pets incase you are separated
- Current medical and vaccination records in a water proof bag. You can also laminate copies of the records for safe, dry keeping. It's important to keep your pets current on all shots.
- A one week supply of your pets' medications: Replace medicine every few months so it doesn't expire.
- Traveling food and water bowls
- Clean-up bags
- Pet first aid kit
- Updated tags or microchip on your pet
- Small blanket
- Crate or carrier. Pets housed in emergency shelters must be contained.
- Kitty litter
Remember to evacuate before the government orders you to. If a government mandatory evacuation is ordered, you may not be able to take your pet.
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