This list was submitted by Michelle Hankins.
If you are asked to evacuate in an emergency situation, have a 72-hour pet emergency kit ready to go along with the rest of your family’s emergency supplies. It should include:
- Always have a collar with ID tag, city license tag and rabies tag on the pet.
- Proof of current shots and health records in a waterproof container such as a freezer bag.
- Current photo of pet. When ever possible microchip pet for proof of ownership and possible reunion if seperated.
- Food and water bowls with enough food and water for three days. Remember to keep the food in a watertight container.
- Pet carrier with bedding
- Plastic bags to dispose of pet droppings and other waste
- Manual can opener for canned food
- First Aid kit
- Grooming supplies
- Paper towels/wet wipes
- Flashlight and spare batteries
- Cat litter and litter box
- If you have a pocket pet like a sugar glider, bonding pouch, pop up kennel or reptarium
- reptiles – pop kennel or reptarium. canned crikets, and vitamens
- birds – travel cage
- a list of hotels in your area the allows pets would be a good idea
The most important thing you can do to protect your pets and the rest of your family when the unexpected happens is to plan ahead.