Preparedness for Your Pets
After Hurricane Katrina, it was estimated that over 15,500 animals were ultimately rescued. Of the 15,500 animals rescued, only 15-20% were ever returned to their owners.
Pets are just as important as family members to many people, so why would you not make them a part of your preparedness planning? There are several things you can do to make sure they stay safe as well during an emergency.
Pack a pet emergency kit, including food, water, medicines and medical records, important documents, first aid kit, collar or harness with ID tag, rabies tag and a leash, a crate or pet carrier. You can also pack a picture of you and your animal to make it easier to locate if your pet gets lost.