Planning ahead is the key to keeping yourself and your companion animals safe during a disaster. Follow these tips to reduce the risk to your companion animals during disasters:
Disaster tips: For Dogs
Are you prepared to take care of your dog when a disaster strikes? If not, NOW is the time to stock up on the items that you will need so you will not get caught unprepared. Listed below is a handy shopping list for you to use. The next time you buy food or supplies for your dog, take this list with you. Don't put off doing what you should do now - it may just make the difference between being able to keep your dog alive when a disaster strikes.
Here are the supplies that you should have in a disaster kit for dogs. Adjust the amounts, depending on the number of dogs that you have.
Order a complete pet first aid kit at the UAN Store.
Disaster Tips: For Cats
Are you prepared to take care of your cat when a disaster strikes? If not, NOW is the time to stock up on the items that you will need so you will not be unprepared. Listed below is a handy shopping list for you to use. The next time you buy food or supplies for your cat, take this list with you. Don't put off doing what you should do now - it may just make the difference between being able to keep your cat alive when a disaster strikes.
Here are the supplies that you should have in a disaster kit for cats. Adjust the amounts, depending on the number of cats that you have.
Disaster Tips: For Reptiles and Amphibians
Are you prepared to take care of your reptile or amphibian when a disaster strikes? If not, NOW is the time to stock up on the items that you will need so you will not be caught unprepared. Listed below is a handy shopping list for you to use. The next time you buy food or supplies for your herptile (reptile or amphibian), take this list with you. Don't put off doing what you should do now - it may just make the difference between being able to keep your herptile alive when a disaster strikes or losing it.
Here are the supplies that you should have in a disaster kit for reptiles and amphibians. Adjust the amounts, depending on the number that you have. Please keep in mind that there are such varied needs for all the different species of reptiles and amphibians. You will need to be familiar with your particular species to know which items apply to you.
All information taken from United Animal Nation
In case of a disaster are you prepared? Find out by taking our quiz:
Imagine that a police officer knocks at your door. A hurricane is quickly approaching and you have 45 minutes to evacuate.
If You Have Pets:
1. Can you gather all your pets and put them into carriers in time?
Do you have carriers for all your pets?
2. Are all your pets wearing collars with a current rabies tag and ID tag with their name, your name, your telephone number, and an emergency telephone number?
3. If your pet escapes the carrier and becomes lost, could you provide a photograph?
4. Do you know where you can go with your pets in the event of an emergency evacuation? Do you know of any pet-friendly motels nearby?
5. Do you have your veterinarian’s telephone number or your list of emergency numbers, in case your dog or cat becomes ill?
6.Do you have the telephone number for your local Animal Shelter/Control and the Shelters in the surrounding towns?
For more information please click on the Disaster link on the left.
Thank you to the USDA for supplying the above info.
¤ Rescue Alert Window Stickers
R.A.W Stickers are a great way to let firefighters and rescuers know if you have any pets. Make sure it is placed in a very visable window that can be easily seen by firefighters and rescue workers. Stickers can be found on-line at http://www.petalertdecal.com/home.htm If you are safely able to evacuate with your pet take down sticker or write “Evacuated” on sticker.
¤ Safe Place
In advance plan a safe place for your pets in case of an emergency. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PETS. They can become seriously injured or escape and wander and become harmed outside. Do not assume that shelters will take your pets. Most shelters will not accept pets! Pre-plan your “Safe place.”
¤ Emergency Kit
Keep an Emergency Pack and supplies handy for your pets. Make sure that all family members and anyone else that may be in charge of rescuing your animals know where the kits are and make sure that they have keys to your home. Clearly label the kit and keep it easy to carry.
Your pack should include:
¤ Disaster Considerations
Ask yourself what is your area prone to. What types of natural catastrophes do you have in you are? (Tornadoes, earthquakes, Ice storms, or floods? Plan accordingly.
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