Reminder for Pet Evacuation Preparation

In making plans for evacuation, please remember to include your pets. If you are evacuating to a hotel or shelter, find out what their policies are. Also consider reaching out to friends and/or relatives outside the evacuation zone. Even though your pets would feel more comfortable staying together, also make plans in the event that you would have to separate them. You should have an emergency kit prepared for you furry friends. This kit should include food, water, bowls, leashes, carriers, cat litter, pics of your pets, their medication and medical records. Keep items in an accessible place and store them in sturdy containers that can be carried easily If you’re evacuating with your pets, dogs should be leashed and carriers should be used for all other pets. Don't leave pets unattended anywhere they can run off. Even the most trustworthy pets can panic, hide, try to escape, or even bite and scratch those trying to help them. Our last few Hurricanes have proven that each one is unique and very unpredictable. During Harvey, many homes were inaccessible for over a week due to high water. Unfortunately, some homeowners left their animals in pens, staked to the ground and/or trapped in some manner. Your pets need to be part of your evacuation plan. If you are planning on being evacuated for one day or one week, please take your pets! OneCountyOneCommunity


8/29/2018 4:00 PM
Crystal Holmes, PIO