Do you have an emergency plan in place for your pets?
While we canot predict when or where a natural disaster may strike, we can be prepared in case one occurs.
Most people already have a plan in place for themselves and their family with emergency supplies and basic necessities stored away, but how many people have one for their pets?
Household plans must account for all members of the family and this includes your animals. Ideally they should be taken with you if you have to evacuate, as you may not be able to return to your property after an emergency for several days.
There are several steps you can take to ensure you pets are cared for in an emergency situation and one of the first is ensuring you have a nget-awayo kit for them. This should include a carrier for each small animal, labelled with your name, contact number and address. Dogs should have a lead and collar with their name and your contact details on it, plus food, bottled water, water bowls, blankets, and any medication they may be taking.
This kit can also double as survival kit for your pets if you get stuck at home without water or power.
Microchip all your animals and ensure microchip and dog registration details are up to date, this will help reunite you with your pet if you should become separated during an emergency.
If you have domestic pets or livestock make sure you have an emergency plan so they are secure, have food, water and shelter.
Remember - you can keep your four-legged friends safe by being prepared for any emergency.