Pets and Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness
Emergency Preparedness

If it’s not safe for you. It’s not safe for them. Always bring your pets with you.

You never know when a disaster may strike. That’s why Heritage Humane Society recommends pet owners have a plan and preparing for disasters ahead of time. Disasters can strike in many forms any time. If you need to evacuate your home with a short notice, its hard to recall all that’s needed for you AND your pets in the chaos of the moment.

We recommend you put together a large plastic container with the needs of your pet in mind. In the case of an emergency, you can grab and go with your pets in tow. Make a plan early, and consider the needs of all your family members.

Remember always take your pets with you. If it’s not safe for you, it’s not safe for your pets. 

Download the Emergency Disaster Kit

To help you put your emergency container together ahead of time, Heritage Humane has created a checklist of common (and sometimes overlooked) items your pet might need while away from home. Emergency Disaster Kit > 

More links with further disaster information:

ASPCA Disaster Preparedness Information >
FEMA’s Preparedness for Pets Brochure >
Ready.gov Pets and Animals >

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