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September is National Disaster Preparedness Month.  Last year’s Blue Cut fire in our area displaced a number of families and their pets.  Many people have emergency plans in place for their families, but what about their pets?  Don’t be caught off guard.  Prepare today for your pet’s well-being in a disaster.  Remember to keep all information up-to-date!

Step 1:  Microchip your pets.

  • This is permanent identification that won’t get lost if their collar falls off.

Step 2:  Prepare a Pet Emergency Supply Kit

  • Food, water, medicine for 7 to 14 days.  If there are any major problems in the Cajon Pass, supplies could take longer to reach the Victor Valley.
  • Medical Records.
  • Collar with ID tags, sturdy leashes, harnesses, beds, toys, and crates/carriers.
  • First aid kit.
  • Proof of ownership – current photos with your pets, physical description with detailed markings and any papers of ownership.
  • Sanitation supplies such as cat litter, litter boxes, newspaper, plastic trash bags, paper towel and bleach.
  • Written information about your pet’s feeding schedule, medical conditions, and behavior issues.
  • Contact list of pet-friendly hotels, veterinarians, American Red Cross, animal shelter, and out-of-town family and friends.

Step 3:  Evacuation Plan

Since animals may not be allowed in evacuation shelters, advance planning is key to determine where you will take your pets.

  • Contact your local government offices to see if there is a plan to house animals in an emergency.
  • Determine the pet-friendly hotels in your area.
  • Ask your veterinarian for boarding options.
  • Ask your local animal shelter if they provide emergency shelter.
  • Ask friends and family outside your immediate area if they could house your pet.

Step 4:  Disaster strikes when you’re not home

  • Place an emergency “Pets Inside” sticker on your doors or windows to alert emergency personnel you have pets inside your home, including number and types of pets.
  • Arrange with neighbors, friends or family to evacuate or care for your pets if you are unable to do so.

More information on pet emergency preparedness

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