Tuesday, October 2, 2007

How to Prepare for Pets

Emergency preparedness is not just for humans.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) recommends the following: get a rescue alert sticker to let people know that pets are inside your home; arrange a safe haven by contacting veterinarians, local boarding facilities, hotels/motels and friends. Create an emergency supply kit containing food, water, litter, disinfectant, bowls, leash and harness, photocopies of medical records, carrier, toys, flashlight, blanket and recent photos of your pets; if you are evacuating, take your pet. Make sure s/he is wearing a collar with up to date identification and consider microchipping your pet.

For more information, visit the ASPCA Disaster Preparedness Web page.

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