September 4, 2012 3:16 am
1. Make sure your pet is microchipped and always wears a collar or harness with his microchip tag and town license tags.
2. Always keep your pet up to date on vaccinations.
3. If you need to evacuate, know where the nearest shelter is or have a designated evacuation site. If the shelter or site does not allow pets, have a pre-arranged place to bring your pet, such as a relative's home or pet-friendly motel.
4. Each pet should be in his own carrier clearly marked with all of his and your information. Even if your pets have shared a crate in the past, an emergency situation could stress them out and cause them to be more agitated than usual.
5. Prepare an Evacuation Kit including: photocopies of all veterinary records; copies of all registrations and proof of ownership; a two week supply of food and directions for feeding; a two-week supply of water; a can opener; emergency contact list including your vet and alternate vet, pet-friendly motel, relatives, local animal shelters, police, fire and Red Cross; medications including directions and name of pharmacy; leash and collar.
Take the time now to prepare an emergency kit for your pet in the event of a disaster.
Source: Royal Flush Havanese
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