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Have a plan for your pets?

Plan for Pet Disaster Needs

• Identify shelter. For public health reasons, many emergency shelters cannot accept pets. Find out which motels and hotels in the area you plan to evacuate to allow pets well in advance of needing them. There are also a number of guides that list hotels/motels that permit pets and could serve as a starting point. Include your local animal shelter's number in your list of emergency numbers - they might be able to provide information concerning pets during a disaster. 

• Take pet food, bottled water, medications, veterinary records, cat litter/pan, can opener, food dishes, first aid kit and other supplies with you in case they're not available later. While the sun is still shining, consider packing a "pet survival" kit which could easily be deployed if disaster hits. 

• Make sure identification tags are up to date and securely fastened to your pet's collar. If possible, attach the address and/or phone number of your evacuation site. If your pet gets lost, his tag is his ticket home. Make sure you have a current photo of your pet for identification purposes. 

• Make sure you have a secure pet carrier, leash or harness for your pet so that if he panics, he can't escape. 

Learn More: 

FEMA offers an extensive Disaster Guide for pet owners.
American Red Cross has very helpful information on having a safe place for your pet and what you should use in a kit for your pet. 
Ready.gov provides a community pet preparedness toolkit.
A great video about what all your might need for your pet.