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Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies

 

Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies Makes Sense. Get Ready Now.

If you are like millions of animal owners nationwide, your pet is an important member of your household. The Borough of Oceanport has well over 650 dogs and cats registered within the community.

The likelihood that you and your animals will survive an emergency such as a fire, flood or terrorist attack depends largely on emergency planning done today. Some of the things you can do to prepare for the unexpected, such as assembling an animal emergency supply kit and developing a pet care buddy system, are the same for any emergency. Whether you shelter in place during an emergency or evacuate to a safer location, you will need to make plans in advance for your pets. Keep in mind that what's best for you is typically what's best for your animals.

If you must evacuate, take your pets with you. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PETS BEHIND! Pets most likely cannot survive on their own; and if by some remote chance they do, you may not be able to find them when you return. However, if you are going to a public shelter, it is important to understand that animals may not be allowed inside. Oceanport Shelters will not be able to accommodate pets, with the exception of service dogs that aid people with disabilities. Plan in advance for shelter alternatives that will work for both you and your pets.

Make a back-up emergency plan in case you can't care for your animals yourself. Develop a buddy system with neighbors, friends and relatives to make sure that someone is available to care for or evacuate your pets if you are unable to do so. Be prepared to improvise and use what you have on hand to make it on your own for at least three days, maybe longer.

Preparing for Your Pets Makes Sense. Get Ready Now.

 

Plan for Pet Disaster Needs

Prepare to Shelter Your Pet

During a Disaster

After a Disaster

Links

Community Pet Preparedness Toolkit

View the Pets Instructional Video

Pet Owners Brochure - PDF

Pet Owners Brochure - Text version

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