If a disaster struck today, what would happen to your pet? Your family plan should include your pets too! These are things you can do now to prepare:
Take a color picture of your pets and store them in a re-sealable, plastic bag.
Set aside a week’s supply of food and water for each pet along with your own emergency supplies. If your pet eats canned food, get the kind with a pull-off lid. Set aside dishes to feed them from and store small animal food in plastic, airtight containers.
If your pet requires medication, have a week’s worth stored with the emergency kit. Keep up to date on the medication’s expiration date.
If you have a cat or ferret, set aside litter and a litter pan.
Be sure your pet is wearing identification NOW. This is the single, most important provision you can make for your pet.
Keep a leash and chain/cable tie-out in your emergency kit and car. If walls are not standing and fences are down, containing your pet could be a real problem.
Have an animal crate large enough for each pet to comfortably stay in.
Keep your vet’s name and number and vaccination records in your pet’s first aid kit.
Talk with your neighbors on how to handle emergency arrangements.