Pet Safety During A Hurricane – Plan Now
This is Florida and we may hear of a hurricane heading our way during this hurricane season; it’s important to be ready for your pet’s safety ahead of any storms that may come our way. You will want to get your pet kit ready if you have to evacuate with your pet. What to put into the kit?
Pet Safety During A Hurricane
- Pet medications and medical history. Pet First Aid book
- Your Veterinarian’s name and number.
- Extra leash and collar. Pet caddy.
- 3 days food in an airtight container; 3 bottles of water per pet.
- 2 food bowls and water bowls.
- Litter for cats with litter spoon and disposable bags
- Toys, treats, dog bones, blankets, bedding, towels.
- Flea and tick treatments.
Include in the medical history: list of immunizations, list of medications, AKC records, boarding phone number.
Do your research ahead of time and find pet-friendly hurricane shelters (your local emergency management department can help with that). If you’re evacuating, you will need to find pet-friendly motels. Click here for a list of pet-friendly hotels.
If you’re riding out the storm at home, find a safe room for your family and take your pets too. Be sure to secure the exits so your pet doesn’t escape; pets panic and get hysterical during the storm and many will be accidentally lost; a cage, caddy or carrier will help. Take photos of your pet (especially unusual markings), also take a photo of your pet and you together as proof if you need to visit shelters after the storm. And be sure to microchip your pet beforehand; a great idea.
Finally, when I was on the Board of the SPCA, the saddest part of the storm’s aftermath was seeing all the lost pets that were brought in afterward. This Hurricane Pet Safety Information will help keep your pet safe and secure.
View a great Hurricane Supply List here.
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