Caring for pets and livestock
Country Fire Authority is encouraging people to make plans for livestock and pets in the event of fire this summer.
Following are its recommendations regarding animals – • For pets, have bedding, food and water ready to go and make sure you have safe transport when leaving early. Always put your own safety before the safety of your pets. Make sure your leave early destination can accommodate your pets. • Make sure your pets can be identified easily.
Microchip them and include details such as your phone number on their collars. • Have a plan for horses and livestock.
A large, well-grazed area where they can move freely and with a supply of water is the safest.
Remove all gear from horses and always keep them contained on your property.
Open internal gates to allow animals room to move.
Do not allow them off your property; they are at serious risk on roads where visibility will be poor.