Remember to include pets in your household emergency plan. If you must evacuate, bring your pets, too – it’s not safe to leave them behind.
Service animals and pets are allowed in certain shelters. Plan for your pet's safety now, before an emergency. Create a Pet Emergency Kit with the following items:
- At least a three-day supply of food and water (One gallon of water per pet per day – Three gallons of water per pet)
- Manual can opener for wet food
- Copies of your animal’s health records, registration, license number, microchip number, and proof of vaccinations
- Medications for your pet or a list of the medications your pet takes regularly, including the type of medication, dosage, and the condition for which your pet takes the medication
- Contact list of veterinarian and local animal clinics
- Animal first-aid kit, including flea and tick treatment
- Extra collar, leash and muzzle
- Recent photo of your pet for identification
- Toys and treats
- Litter, litter box and scoop
- Plastic bags, paper towels, and cleaning supplies for clean-up
- Collapsible carrier and cover sheet
For more information on how to prepare your pets for emergencies, visit the For Pets page.