Pet Emergency Plans
Your pets are a part of the family and so it is important that you are responsible and take care to ensure their safety as well.
The Pasadena Humane Society (PHS) Disaster Planning for Pets is designed to help you keep your pets at home safe in the case of an emergency. They suggest that you pay attention to warnings, hazard notifications, and evacuation notices in order to get to your pet if necessary. PHS also emphasizes the need, in your pets’ safety kit, that it not only includes food, water, etc, but also your pets’ license(s), its crate or pet-safe carrier, a photo of your pet in case it gets lost, and a list of feeding and care instructions in case you need to board your pets.
EMA also emphasizes your need to Include your Pets’ Needs in your Disaster Plan.
You may build an emergency kit that provides the food, water, and other needs for your pets’ survival, identify locations you can keep your pet away from disaster so it is out of harm’s way for the time being, arrange a trusted neighbor to care for your pets if you are not home when disaster strikes, and know how to find them so you can get yourself and your pet back to safety.
For additional information, such as if you have large pets to get to safety in the event of an emergency, click here.
Do you have Livestock? Prepare a plan for their evacuation as well.