Preparations for your Pet
Posted by cat5shuttersllc on June 20, 2014
* Get your pets acclimated to a locking crate or carrier. Just leave it out and open so they can freely go in and out to get comfortable with it.
* Do not leave your pet behind and alone, they may find a way to get out and run away.
* Evacuations may last longer than a day so make sure to be prepared for a week or two if needed with their food and toys.
* Most public shelters do not allow pets. Make sure to find a pet friendly shelter and call ahead to be sure.
* Some hotels will slow pets for a storm, again always call ahead.
* Your vet or animal shelter may take in pets on a list prior to a storm coming, call and find out what steps you would need to do to get on that list.
* Be attentive to your pet even after a storm blows through. Streets and yards may be flooded and full of debris. Nails, wood, glass and other objects can injury your pet and yourself.
* It is easy for animal to become disorientated, and there will be lots of unusual smells and thing t o explore that may be hazardous to them. Down power lines, puddles and other things could harm them and your self, so pay attention when going for walks.
* Be aware of wild animals running loose looking for dry land or food, from raccoons to snakes to other creatures finding their way into your home.
No matter what the case may be, always be prepared. Your home your family and your pets.