Only one-fifth of the 15,000+ animals stranded by Hurricane Katrina were ever reunited with their owners. That means that more than 12,000 pets never found their way back home following this devastating storm! This is the sad reality of natural disasters, but hopefully this article will inspire you to first develop a plan for your family and do a few important things to make sure your pets are taken care of as well.
Do you know where you could go with your pets if you needed to evacuate?Do you know basic pet first aid? In short – do you have a plan for dealing with possible emergencies and disasters?
Preparing for disasters doesn’t need to be a big deal. After all, it’s often the “little things” that can make a big difference when the s*#t hits the proverbial fan. A little advanced planning and awareness can go an awful long way.
Fortunately these tenets are no less true for the health and safety of our pets during disasters and other emergencies. But, since our pets don’t typically formulate their own emergency preparedness plans, it’s up to us to ensure that they’re accounted for in ours.
Critical Points in Creating Your Plan
- Planning before an emergency hits helps you and your pets.
- There are resources to help you.
- A disaster plan doesn’t need to be complex.