Disaster Preparedness

You know you should stock up on batteries, canned food and bottled water for you and your family.  But make sure to cont your pets in when calculating the amount of water and food you keep on hand. 


Be Prepared

In the event of a disaster, you will find it easier to grab an easy-to-carry container or duffel bag with the following items that will help your family pet.

  • Pet carrier
  • Three day supply of food and water
  • Pet first-aid kit
  • Any medications your pet may need
  • Veterinary records
  • Proof of rabies vaccination
  • Spare leash and collar
  • Familiar toys and or blanket to reduce stress
  • Pet sanitary items
    • Litter box, extra bag of litter, paper towels and trash bags to collect pet waste
  • Current photo and description of your pet to help others identify it if it becomes lost

License and Vaccinate

Your unlicensed, inside cat that never ventures outside your house might not have a house at all after a tornado.  Your un-vaccinated dog might find itself lost and exposed to wild and possibly diseased animals after a wildfire or other disaster.  Protect your family pet for any unplanned emergency by getting them their rabies vaccines and licenses at your local veterinarians office.


Get one for your pet.  It's a permanent form of identification that enables your lost or stolen pet to be traced back to your from anywhere in the country.  Microchips are available at your local veterinarians' offices.