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Disaster Preparedness for Pet Owners

From natural disasters to acts of violence, there's a high likelihood that you and your pet will need to evacuate in a disaster situation. The Pet Preparedness Social Media Toolkit can help you with emergency preparation and with essential steps to take when you and your pet are in harm's way.

Your Emergency Preparedness Must Include Your Pet

Including your pet in emergency preparedness plans involves taking care of the following:

What is the Pet Preparedness Social Media Toolkit?

The Pet Preparedness Social Media Toolkit has safety and preparedness messages you can share on your social media channels. You can either copy these messages directly or customize them to reach your audience. Some of the resources in the kit include:

Emergency Evacuation with a Pet

Every pet owner needs to practice their evacuation plan with their pet and any family members. This means loading up your essentials into the car with your animals and following the evac route for your area. Make sure your pet's are comfortable to help reduce their anxiety in the event of an evacuation. Get your pet familiar with their carrier before severe weather hits in case you need to evacuate with them quickly.

Remember: Animals left behind in a disaster can easily be lost, injured, or killed. Don't leave your pets behind.

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