#FiveSibes Emergency Prep "On the Fly" Bag & Hurricane Ian Pet Tips & Resources
The SPCA in Cincinnati folks are helping shelter dogs that are left homeless due to Hurrican Ian in Florida in an effort to help the Florida shelters make room for more displaced pets.
In an article from Fox News 19, the SPCA in Cincinnati was quoted as saying, “Being a partner with (the Humane Society of the United States) is something we’re proud of," explains Nyketa Gaffney with SPCA Cincinnati. “If we can assist and help with natural disasters that’s absolutely what we do. We’ve done it since Hurricane Katrina."
The SPCA Cincinnati is also hosting a fundraiser to "help with Hurricane Ian relief rescue relief." To watch the news video with more info, please visit HERE.
And adoptions through October 2nd are just $5.
According to the ASPCA, they have had boots on the ground in Florida, "assisting with the evacuation of more than 100 homeless cats and kittens in the path of Hurricane Ian. The shelter animals are being relocated at the request of Lee County Domestic Animal Services in Fort Myers and Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center in Tampa as they work to evacuate animals from their shelters ahead of the storm making landfall. (They) are transporting these animals out of harm’s way to Boston-area shelters including Massachusetts SPCA, Second Chance Animal Services and the Animal Rescue League of Boston. All of the animals transported out of impacted communities in advance of the storm are unowned and will be made available for adoption in the coming weeks."
As the hurricane work moves, we here at #FiveSibes are keeping all pets and people in our thoughts and prayers.
This is an important infographic from the ASPCA:
Some FiveSibes Suggestions:
✓If you have become separated from your pet, please be sure to check all shelters, clinics, and look on social media for pop-up pages dedicated to lost and found pets of the hurricane for particular areas.
✓If you are evacuating, please remember to bring your "fly bag" or "go bag" - a first aid bag that is ready for on the fly, or ready at the go...it contains the usual First Aid items, plus the following:
- Pet Medications
- Pet Vitamins & Supplements
- Supply of Food & Treats*
- Supply of Water*
- Updated Photos (or on your smart phone)
- Pets' Medical Records
- Emergency Phone Numbers
- Extra Collars & Leashes With Updated Tags
- BE SURE YOUR PET'S MICROCHIP INFO IS UP-TO-DATE (WITH MICROCHIP COMPANY & VET OFFICE)
- Paper Towels
- Pets' Favorite Toys
- Pet Seat Belts/Harnesses
*These items naturally won't fit in a "go bag" but should be put in your car at the ready.
✓Another good idea is to have your pets' information & photo in an envelope in your glove box along with your car's insurance papers in the event that your pet somehow gets out of the car, say if your car was involved in an accident. This way, the authorities will get their info and know you had a pet on board when they go for your car's papers. You can also have a "DOG(S) or CAT(S) ON BOARD" sticker made that leaves a spot for the number of pets with you.
✓If you know you are evacuating, have flyers with your pets' photo, and contact info at the
ready (should they become separated from you, you can start handing out
flyers. ***Also have them in digital form so you can send them out to
rescues, shelters, animal control offices, police departments, etc.)
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