pet disaster planHey there humans! As many of us don’t want to fathom the actual occurrence of a natural disaster, here at the Jersey Shore where we are located, our Lucky’s B&B family must remain vigilant in the event of.

Now, as we are in the midst of hurricane season, our awareness is heightened even more.

As September is National Disaster Preparedness Month, we wanted to share these following thoughts with all of you, in order to ensure the safety of your pets and furry families should a disaster arise.

Make A Pet Emergency Plan

  • ID your pet. Make sure your pet’s 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. Also consider microchipping your pets.
  • Make sure you have a current photo of your pet for identification purposes.
  • Make a pet emergency kit. Download Preparing Makes Sense for Pet Owners for a full list of items to include in your pets kit.

Here is a quick list:

  • Pet food
  • Bottled water
  • Medications
  • Veterinary records
  • Cat litter/pan
  • Manual can opener
  • Food dishes
  • First aid kit and other supplies

Also, take time to identify pet-friendly shelters. For public health reasons, many emergency shelters unfortunately cannot accept pets. Research which motels and hotels in the area you plan to evacuate to allow pets well in advance of needing them.

Additionally, make sure you have a secure pet carrier, leash or harness for your pet so that if he panics, he can’t escape.

Remember, just as you would make a plan to evacuate the other humans in your family safely, be sure to always have a disaster plan in place for your furry loved ones, too.

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