Pet Disaster Preparedness Plan and Kit Checklist

Make sure your family, pets included, is ready for any kind of disaster by putting together a disaster preparedness plan/kit. 

*RECORDS & PHOTOS -use a folder or binder to hold veterinary records, a copy of your own identification, current photos of you with your pets and descriptions of your pets to help others identify them in case you and your pets become separated—and to prove that they are yours once you're reunited.

*Be sure that your pet has a MICROCHIP. If your pet is already is microchipped be sure that all your CONTACT INFORMATION is CURRENT.

*Written INSTRUCTIONS about your pets' feeding schedules, medical conditions, and behavior issues along with the name and number of your veterinarian in case you have to board your pets or place them in foster care.

*EVACUATION PLAN Know your evacuation route. Make a list of pet-friendly hotels and boarding facilities on your evacuation route phone numbers of friends and relatives that will temporarily take your pet.

*A PET CARRIER or CRATE with blankets for each pet. Write your name and contact information on each carrier.

*LEASH & COLLAR for each pet. Harnesses are recommended for cats. 

*PET FIRST AID KIT

*One week supply of FOOD & WATER at minimum, plus food and water dishes.

*CAT LITTER BOX & LITTER

*PLASTIC BAGS for waste disposal and PAPER TOWELS & DISINFECTANT for cleaning up messes.

*Put a note on your disaster preparedness kit to remind you to grab any current MEDICATIONS before leaving the house.

*TOYS AND PET BEDS if they are easily transportable.

*An extra BATH TOWEL for each pet for drying, cleaning, wiping feet, or putting on the car seat.

Keep items in an accessible place and store them in sturdy containers so that they can be carried easily.

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