Protecting Your Pets from Natural Disasters
Protect Your Pets and Home from Natural Disasters
Natural disasters affect thousands of people from all regions of the world, including the United States. Certain regions experience several types of disasters, which can paralyze entire communities indefinitely until the recovery process begins. Some of the effects of these types of disasters can be prevented if the people of a region develop disaster preparedness plans and kits for themselves and their families. Community response and readiness teams can help, but they also have hundreds of other people to assist. Therefore, it is important to know what could potentially affect your area to mitigate the damages. Everybody should know how to protect themselves in every situation.
Make a Plan
- Disaster Preparedness for Your Pet: The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) specifies the steps to take to create a disaster preparedness plan and kit in the event a natural disaster takes place.
- Make a Disaster Plan for Your Pets: The Humane Society shares a to-do list for disaster preparedness for your pets.
- Will Your Animal Companions Be Protected in a Disaster?: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) shares the appropriate steps to take before, during, and after a disaster strikes.
- Disaster Preparedness: The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) shares the appropriate steps for safeguarding pets during times of an emergency.
- Caring for Pets: Ready.gov shares guidelines for taking care of pets before, during, and after an emergency that requires evacuation.
- Disaster Preparedness for Pets: The Roanoke SPCA shares the important steps for creating a disaster preparedness plan for pets, including assembling a portable shelter, planning ahead for a safe place to bring pets, and what to do if you do not evacuate during a national disaster.
- Saving the Whole Family (PDF): An extensive document that outlines the steps for preparing a plan, including identification, transportation, proof of ownership, and contact information.
- Pet Emergency Plan and Supply Kit (PDF): A disaster preparedness checklist for pet owners.
- Disaster Preparedness: Protecting Your Pet: Prepare for the worst to keep your pets safe for when it actually occurs.
- Disaster Preparation: Before Disaster Strikes: Make a plan before disaster strikes to save your little furry friends.
Prepare a Pet Disaster Supply Kit
- Assemble a Pet Emergency Preparedness Kit: The American Red Cross shares a checklist of items to include in a pet emergency preparedness kit.
- ESP Focus: Make Disaster Kits (PDF): The Emergency Survival Program (ESP) shares how to make a disaster kit for yourself and your pets.
- Pets and Disasters: Prepare or Get a Pet Emergency Supply Kit: A pet emergency kit should have food, water, medicine, an ID tag, carrier, and sanitation items.
- How to Assemble a Disaster Supplies Kit (PDF): A document that explains the necessary steps for assembling a disaster supplies kit for the family and pets.
- Why Prepare and Emergency Supplies Kit? (PDF): Pet owners should not abandon their pets during times of an emergency. Instead, they should create a plan of action and emergency supplies kit to ensure the safety of their animal friends.
- Disaster Supplies: For Dogs: Red Rover shares an emergency supply kit specifically for dogs, which includes food, water, sanitation products, transportation, housing, and means for identification.
- Disaster Preparedness Guidelines: Emergency Supply Kit: The Animal Rescue Foundation states that an emergency supply kit should include everything your pet needs for at least one week.
- Be Prepared for Disasters: Emergency Supply Kits: Be sure to pack your emergency supply kits with enough supplies to keep your pet alive for at least one week.
- Including Your Pet In Disaster Preparedness: The Oregon Humane Society encourages owners to keep an emergency supply kit when preparing for a disaster.
- Protecting Your Pets in a Disaster (PDF): Learn about the essential items to include in an emergency supply kit for pets.
- Emergency Preparedness Guide for You and Your Family (PDF): A comprehensive guide that covers everything from emergency plans to recovery options after a natural disaster.
- Emergency Preparedness: Choose the threat-specific disaster scenario to build a preparedness plan before it happens.
- Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities (PDF): Use this booklet to form a disaster preparedness plan if you have a disability.
- Disaster Preparedness Guide: Plan, Prepare, Practice and Protect (PDF): An extensive guide that shows you how to plan, prepare, practice, and protect yourself when disaster strikes.
- Disaster Preparedness For Seniors by Seniors (PDF): Use this guide to build a disaster preparedness plan of action if you are a senior.
- Protect Yourself from Coastal Inundation: All coastal residents should develop an evacuation plan before disaster strikes.
- What You Can Do To Protect Yourself And Your Family: Use these general steps to safeguard yourself and your family against flooding.
- Natural Disaster Preparedness: Plan and protect yourself against flooding and earthquakes with these simple guidelines.
- Home Guide To Emergency Preparedness (PDF): An extensive guide providing tips and suggestions for protecting yourself before, during, and after a natural disaster.
- Learn About Disasters and How To Protect Yourself: Learn how to protect yourself from earthquakes, flash floods, wildfires, hazardous materials incidents, winter storms, thunderstorms, and tornadoes with this guide.
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