In recognition of National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day on Saturday May 12, 2018, the Cedar Valley Humane Society is joining hundreds of other animal shelters from around the United States to encourage pet parents to fully consider their pets in their emergency situation planning.
In times of crisis, people are often told to leave their homes for a “short time,” only to find that they cannot return for days or even weeks. As a result, community animal shelters are overwhelmed with lost and separated cats and dogs following a disaster.
The Cedar Valley Humane Society suggests families build a Pet Emergency Go-Kit and store it with the rest of the family’s emergency preparations:
Basic first aid supplies
A 3-day supply of bottled water and the pet’s preferred food, held in a waterproof container
Safety harness and leash
Waste clean-up supplies
Medications and a copy of the pet’s medical records
List of veterinarians and …