Hi fur-babies, 

Did you know that people often get separated from their pets during an emergency such as fire, earthquake or flood. Take a few steps now to help you and your furry family members stay safe in the event of a natural disaster or emergency. 

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Here are a few tips: 

 Wondering what else you can do to prepare for an emergency? Here are some of Close’s top tips for how pet owners can plan ahead:

  1. Purchase a pet emergency kit. It should contain a comprehensive pet first aid kit, a three-day food and water supply, medications, a temporary collar, identifying documentation, and current vaccination records. Include a photo of you with your pet to prove ownership.
  2. Identification: Always have a securely fastened collar with current contact information on your animal. Microchip your pet and label all carriers with up-to-date personal and veterinary information.
  3. Practice home escape-drills twice a year using two different exits, and don’t forget to include your pets.
  4. Transportation: Have carriers for each animal fully assembled at all times — train your animal to be on a leash or harness or in a cage/carrier. Label carriers with your personal and veterinary information. Also include details on your temporary shelter location. 
  5. Think about alternate housing. Find friends and neighbors who are willing to take your pets if disaster strikes. Find pet-friendly places to stay (i.e., pet-friendly hotels), including locations within a 50-mile radius in case of far-reaching evacuation. Pinpoint kennels and veterinarians in your area. Create a list and map of your local shelters.
  6. Use the buddy system: Exchange pet information and evacuation plans with trusted friends and neighbors. Inform them of your pet’s favorite hiding places and let them know where you keep leashes and carriers/crates. If you’re away during an emergency, they can keep your pets safe. “

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Buy Kit at Save Your Pet Packs 

Dog Slingbags $80 / Cat Slingbags $79.95

Dog Backpacks Med $84.95 / Large $94.95 / X-Large $104.95

 

We do not receive any form of compensation for this endorsement. 

 

 

 

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