Wednesday, September 17, 2014

09/17/2014

Keeping pets safe in a disaster

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How to protect your pets in an emergency

The best approach to dealing with any disaster is to be prepared. Here are the steps the Humane Society suggests you take now in the event something unexpected happens to you and your family.
  • Ready your PET'S CRATE, or carrier. And if you don't have one, get one. Be sure it's large enough for your cat or dog to comfortably stand up and turn around in. Introduce your pet to his crate by occasionally putting treats or toys in it. Your pet's positive association will make it a speedier exit easier.
  • Set aside supplies. You should have enough pet food and water for at least three days, and a leash or and harness on hand.
  • Know your options. Find out which disaster relief locations in your area accept pets in the event of an emergency or evacuation (most do not), and identify which hotels or motels in the area allow pets, or make exceptions in emergencies.
  • Arrange backup. Set up plans in advance with a trustworthy neighbor or close friend to come get your pets in the event you're away when disaster strikes.
  • Microchip. Your dog may get loose from his collar, but his chip will remain with him his entire life. If you've got a cat, microchip him as well.
  • Keep a photo on hand. In the event you become separated from your pet, you'll want to be able to provide a picture, as well as prove the animal is yours once you're reunited.
  • Leave early. If there's even a small chance you'll need to evacuate, just go — and take your pets with you.
Please go to website http://cattime.com/california-wildfires-dog-cats.htm for more information.





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