Pet Prep for Hurricane Sandy: Get the 411

October 28, 2012 | By | Comments (4)
dog go bag hurricane prep photograph by jennifer mirsky

Prepping a Go Bag for Hurricane Sandy

First, an apology. I would have posted this sooner, but I was getting my own “go bag” ready. And standing on line with every other person in my neighborhood who was stocking up for Hurricane Sandy just in case.

Second, some quick tips:

– Make sure your pets are wearing their collars and ID tags.

– Pack supplies of pet food and water and any medications your pets might need.

– Bring a photocopy of your pet’s medical information with you, so that you can demonstrate proof of vaccinations at shelters.

– Bring recent photos of your pet or photos of you with your pet, in case you get separated.

– Remember to take your pets with you if you evacuate! The ASPCA says, “If it isn’t safe for you, it isn’t safe for your pets.”

Third, some key links:

Disaster Kit Checklist for Pets (Via The Humane Society of the United States)

Disaster Preparedness Tips for Pets (Via The ASPCA)

#sandypets on Twitter (a round-up of pets-related tweets about Hurricane Sandy)

Fourth, stay safe! To make sure that you and your family are safe, check out NOAA’s general information on hurricane preparedness.

Fifth, what are you doing to prepare for Hurricane Sandy?