The following steps will help keep pets safe:
1. Identify your pet – if you become separated from your pet during an emergency, their identification may be the only way to find them. Make sure each animals wears a collar and identification tag at all times.
2. Each pet should have it’s own emergency kit with everything he/she will need for a 72 hour period.
3. Plan for evacuation – the best way to protect your pet in an emergency is to bring it with you. Most evacuation shelters will only accept service animals. Make a list of where your pet can be taken in case you need to evacuate. This list can include: Hotels that accept animals even during emergencies, Boarding centres an animal shelters, Animal clinics, Family members and friends. Include your pet in your family emergency plan exercises.