What to do if disaster strikes

Be Proactive

Don't wait until the last minute to get ready! Here are things you should do when a disaster strikes:

  • Call ahead to confirm emergency shelter arrangements for you and your pets.
  • Check your disaster supplies; be ready to vacate at a moment's notice.
  • Bring all pets into the home and confine them (you don't want to to search for them if you have to leave quickly).
  • Make sure all pets are wearing collars that are securely fastened with up-to-date identification. (You can write up-to-date information on the tab-band collar provided in your SAVE YOUR PET PACK).
  • Make sure each pet carrier has up-to-date identification and contact information, including information on your temporary shelter location.

The circumstances and nature of the emergency will inform the first important decision: whether you stay put or evacuate. Understand and plan for both possibilities.