Pet Disaster Preparedness
Are you and your pets prepared for an emergency?
In an emergency, our pets will be even more dependent on us for their safety and well being, so it is imperative that they be included in our disaster plan.
If it's not safe for you, it's not safe for them!
Pet Emergency Kits
One of the essential items of disaster preparedness is an emergency kit for your pet.
Whether you have a dog, cat, small animal, bird, reptile or fish, they each need an emergency kit.
Since there are such varied needs for different species of animals, you should be familiar with your particular pet's species to know which items are needed. Consult your veterinarian for proper supplies for your pet and customize the kit to meet their needs.
Below are Emergency Pet Checklists to consider for your pet.
Additional Resources for Disaster Preparedness
Pet Friendly Hotels & Animal Shelters
Pet Poison Hotlines & First Aid Certification
Pet Poison Hotline
$65 incident fee applies
ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center
A consultation fee may apply
American Veterinary Medical Association (informational only)
Pet Evacuation and Transportation Standards (PETS) Act
The federal Pet Evacuation and Transportation Standards (PETS) Act was passed in 2006, authorizing FEMA to provide rescue, care, shelter, and essential needs for pet parents and their pets.