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|Pets In An Emergency/Disaster |
The key to survival during a disaster, crisis or emergency is to be as prepared as possible before an event occurs. Take the time to make a plan and assemble an emergency kit for you and your pet. By taking these steps now, you will greatly increase your pet’s chances of survival.
Every member of your family should know what to take when you evacuate. You also need to prepare supplies for your pet. Stock up on non-perishables well ahead of time, and have everything ready to go at a moment's notice. Keep everything accessible, stored in sturdy containers (duffel bags, covered trash containers, etc.) that can be carried easily.
In the event of a major disaster, the City of Long Beach, Animal Care Services Bureau is part of the city's emergency response team. We may be over-burdened caring for the animals already in the shelter as well as displaced, lost or injured animals within the city and contracting municipalities, and will not be able to provide emergency housing and care to the public.
Don't Forget ID.
- Your pet should have a Microchip and be wearing up-to-date identification at all times. This includes adding your current cell phone number to your pet's tag. It may also be a good idea to include the phone number of a friend or relative outside your immediate area—if your pet is lost, you'll want to provide a number on the tag that will be answered even if you're out of your home.
Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies (U.S. Department of Homeland Security)
Disaster Preparedness for Veterinary Practices (American Veterinary Medical Foundation)
Protect Your Pets in an Emergency (Reference list by Center for Disease Control(CDC))
American Red Cross - Pet First Aid Class
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