Thursday, November 1, 2012

Caring for Pets During Major Disasters from The Petco Scoop Blog

Hurricane Sandy

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Below are resources and tips as you prepare for Hurricane Sandy:

- Pet-friendly Red Cross shelters in PENN and NJ here.
- Companion Animal Disaster Planning Care Sheet for helpful tips and information. The ASPCA also offers outstanding tips.
- Click here for the Hurricane Evacuation Map.
- Red Cross Pet Safety information here.
- In the event you need to evacuate you need to take your dog with you.
“If your home is not safe for you, it is not safe for your pet,” said Tim Rickey, Senior Director of Field Investigations and Response with the ASPCA. When making your evacuation plans check to make sure any shelter or hotel you are going to is pet friendly. Rickey noted that New York City shelters are pet friendly, which many pet owners were not aware of for Hurricane Irene last year. Check with the shelters in your area to see if they will allow your dog. The ASPCA also keeps a database of pet friendly hotels on their website.”
Additionally, Dr. Marty Becker shared some of his disaster preparedness tips during a recent visit to Joplin, Missouri, on the anniversary following their devastating tornadoes. Get his recommendations here:
- Is your pet nervous during storms? Here are some tips to help alleviate stress.
- Need tips for rounding up scared pets? Watch here.
- How much food and water do you need to stock up on for your pets in the event of an emergency? Find out here.
- How do you let rescue workers know that there are pets in your home in the event that you need to evacuate without them? Watch here.

1 comment:

  1. Really, really good list. I could never imagine leaving my cats and dog behind either, but I know how easily that could happen. Thanks for sharing and glad you are safe!

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