June is Pet Preparedness Month
Your pets are an important member of your family, so they need to be included in your family's emergency plan. To prepare for the unexpected follow these tips with your pets in mind:
- Make a plan.
- Build an emergency kit.
- Stay informed.
If you have a plan in place for you and your pets, you will likely encounter less difficulty, stress and worry when you need to make a decision during an emergency. If local offi cials ask you to evacuate, that means your pet should evacuate too. If you leave your pets behind, they may end up lost, injured, or worse. Many public shelters and hotels do not allow pets inside, which is why it is so important to have a plan in place ahead of time. Consider having your pet microchipped too! If you get separated, this will help you identify them.