Sunday, October 28, 2012

IMPORTANT! Pet Preparedness for Hurricane Sandy

"Woo! We don't want Sandy to come for a visit."

With Hurricane Sandy heading up the East Coast, please be safe out there. Here is some valuable information when preparing for a disaster:


*Have an evac plan that includes your pets. 

*Have all collar & ID tags and leashes ready to go. 

*Charge your cell phones. Have an extra battery handy.

*Have a "go" kit ready. 

Don't forget to include in your "go" kit (a recommended 3-day supply of):
  • food
  • water
  •  pet meds
  • treats
  • toys
  • first aid kit
ALSO INCLUDE:

  • emergency telephone numbers 
  •  pet beds 
  • blankets
  • towels
  • crates
  • flashlights
  • fresh batteries
  • battery-operated radio
Here is an important preparedness video from FEMA:


More info on pet preparedness from FEMA, visit HERE.

More info on pet preparedness from the American Kennel Club, visit HERE.

More info on pet preparedness from the ASPCA, visit HERE

Also check out these sites:

FREE PET TRANSPORT IN EASTERN MA & COASTAL AREAS DURING STORM


HURRICANE SANDY LOST & FOUND PETS FACEBOOK PAGE



HURRICANE SANDY FACEBOOK PAGE


 If you need to go to a shelter, check out before hand which ones takes pets - many human shelters now do! Check the RedRover site for a list of links to pet-friendly accomodations.

Let's all be safe out there - and please - never leave your pets behind. 

8 comments:

  1. Good info guys!! Thanks, and stay safe!!

    Kisses,
    Ruby

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  2. Great info, pups! Mom got our kit together when Hurricane Irene visited last summer. We didn't have to leave, but its still a good feeling to know you're prepared to go if woo need to.


    Jack & Moo

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  3. all our paws are crossed
    Snorts,
    Benny & Lily

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  4. We hope everyone will be safe! Paws crossed!
    Lots of love, from Indigo ad Malach from cheshiredanes.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Our pack would NEVER be left behind butt I guess some unlucky pets are left.

    Sending prayers for all those in Sandy's path.

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  6. Great advice! In my area, my neighborhood/house has historically been unaffected by flooding, and I no longer have trees in the front yard. I'm pretty sure that we'll be just fine. Fingers crossed, anyway! I do hope that everybody is safe and stays safe!

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  7. Great advice. We would add the "Go" bag should include a printed out photo of your dog with vital information and contact data. In fact, everyone should carry same in glovebox of their car as well. That way if something happens and you are separated from your dog you can quickly mobilize a search and poster campaign. We hope no family ever need use this information but better safe...

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