Disaster Preparedness & Assistance

Do not forget to plan for your pets. Store your supplies and non-perishable food in sturdy containers (backpack, covered plastic containers) that can be easily carried.

Pet Disaster Kit Checklist

  • checkedMedications, copy of medical records, first aid kit
  • checkedCopy of microchip information
  • checkedLeash, harness, carriers
  • checkedBed, blankets
  • checkedCurrent photo of your pet
  • checkedAt least 3 days of food and water, bowls
  • checkedToys
  • checkedPoop bags or cat box, scooper and litter
  • checkedCleaning supplies
Pet Evacuation Plan
  1. If you evacuate, do not leave your pets behind. Animals left behind in a disaster can easily be injured, lost or killed. Animals turned loose to fend for themselves are likely to become victims of exposure, starvation, predators, contaminated food or water or accidents.
  2. If you leave, even if you think you may be gone only for a few hours, take your animals. Once you leave your home, you have no way of knowing how long you’ll be kept out of the area, and you may not be able to go back for your pets.
  3. Leave early—don’t wait for a mandatory evacuation order. An unnecessary trip is far better than waiting too long to leave safely with your pets. If you wait to be evacuated by emergency officials, you may put your pet in jeopardy.