Pet Disaster Tip #36: Turning Horses Loose

Pet Disaster Tip #36: Turning Horses Loose

Horse experts add that if you must turn your horses loose in a last ditch effort – do not halter them, as that can be as life threatening as an disaster, merely by the halter catching on foliage or other things, which can cause a broken neck should a horse...
Pet Disaster Tip #35: Horse Halters

Pet Disaster Tip #35: Horse Halters

Got horses ? Or other large animals ? Make sure every stall has a well fitting halter with farm name and contact numbers and lead rope. Emergency workers can’t move your horse out of a danger zone without one. Second label every stall with the horse’s...
Pet Disaster Tip #31 – Equine Evacuation Plan

Pet Disaster Tip #31 – Equine Evacuation Plan

When faced with a disaster, owners can execute an equine evacuation plan, which involves removing horses from at risk areas before the disaster arrives and transporting them to a previously determined location. Horses pastured (Sheltered in place) during a disaster...
Daily Tip #4  – The Buddy System

Daily Tip #4 – The Buddy System

If you own a horse it’s a good idea to use a buddy system, especially in areas prone to natural disasters. Make sure you have a farm contact outside of potential evacuation zones that you can trailer into and leave your animal ahead of projected emergencies such...
Pet Disaster Preparedness Tip #3 – Got horses?

Pet Disaster Preparedness Tip #3 – Got horses?

Make sure every stall has a well fitting halter (with farm name and contact numbers and lead rope) Emergency workers cannot move your horse out of a danger zone without one. Then make sure every stall is labeled with the horse’s name, recent medications, medical...