HAVE A PLAN FOR PETS IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY
INDIANAPOLIS—National Preparedness Month continues in September with tips to help Hoosier families prepare for emergencies and disasters. Week three of Preparedness Month focuses on having a plan for a very special member of your family—your pet.
If you are like millions of animal owners nationwide, your pet is an important member of your household. When creating an emergency preparedness kit, remember to anticipate their needs. A separate animal emergency supply kit that includes pet vaccination records may prove useful.
Neighbors, friends and relatives can also assist one another by creating a “pet care buddy system” to ensure pets will be looked after without worry. In the event you need to evacuate the home, do not leave pets behind as they most likely cannot survive alone.