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Taking Care of Your Pets in An Emergency

Animals  (tags: animals, Animal Welfare, pets, care, emergencies, protection, protection, prevention, risks, protection )

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If you are a pet owner and need to evacuate your home because of a disaster, the American Red Cross has preparedness tips to ensure that your animals will be as safe as the rest of the family. Lisa Chelenza has more in this edition of Pet Pointers.

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Dee C (229)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 9:10 pm
First, make sure your pets are wearing collars with up-to-date identification. If their vaccinations are not current, set up an appointment with your local vet. Many shelters require proof of current vaccinations.

While at the vet, you may want to consider having your pet "microchipped" in case you get separated.

Know what hotels along your evacuation route will accept pets in an emergency, or find out if there is an animal shelter or veterinarian that could board your pet.

Make a portable kit with emergency supplies for your animals.

This should include:
- pet carriers to transport your pets and leashes
- any medications they are taking and copies of medical records
- food, drinking water, bowls, and cat litter if necessary
- a first aid kit
- pictures of you with your pets in case they get lost

Pets enrich our lives, and taking a little action before disaster strikes can bring peace of mind in an emergency.

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Lydia S (155)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 10:13 pm

Good simple tips , The ASPCA Spay / Neuter Clinics often offer microchipping .
In NJ its 20 $ no appointment needed .

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 12:55 am
It's true. Noted.

Danuta W (1249)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 2:25 am

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 4:28 am
Thank you

aj E (164)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 8:27 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 12:26 pm
Thanx Dee!

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 12:26 pm
Sorry, once again, CARE is not letting me note stories!

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Monday August 20, 2012, 11:33 am
A must to know...thanks. I've noted.

Dee C (229)
Monday August 20, 2012, 11:45 am
Hi Magyar..Its been noted Sweetie..Thank you..and thanks for your comment..

Sarah G (109)
Monday August 20, 2012, 3:42 pm
good info, thanks

Kay M (347)
Monday August 20, 2012, 4:42 pm
link wouldn't open :(

Dee C (229)
Monday August 20, 2012, 6:14 pm
Aww sorry Kamrym..did you try scrolling down..

. (0)
Monday August 20, 2012, 7:05 pm
Dee, thanks for a much needed Post!

Dee C (229)
Monday August 20, 2012, 7:10 pm
You're welcome Craig..hope it gets read by many..It is very important to know,,

Thanks for your comment..

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Monday August 20, 2012, 11:03 pm

MmAway M (505)
Monday August 20, 2012, 11:09 pm
Thank you Dee for posting this SOOOOO important!

I have a crate, in fact a couple in case one of my neighbors or another dog needs help. Sooooo try had to keep up-to-date but do need to get the dehidrated (sp) food again since I used a couple packs a few months ago.


LeeAnn C (180)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 12:41 pm
It's also good to have a plan with someone nearby, in case you become seriously ill or 'God forbid,. die.

Dee C (229)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 5:29 pm
That is excellent Annie..I know I always did..
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