- ID your pet.
Make sure your pet’s tags are up-to-date and securely fastened to your
pet's collar. If possible, attach the address and/or phone number of
your evacuation site. If your pet gets lost, his tag is his ticket home.
Also consider microchipping your pets.
- Make sure you have a current photo of your pet for identification purposes.
- Make a pet emergency kit. Download Preparing Makes Sense for Pet Owners for a full list of items to include in your pets kit.
Check out this quick list:
- Pet food
- Bottled water
- Veterinary records
- Cat litter/pan
- Manual can opener
- Food dishes
- First aid kit and other supplies
- Identify shelters. For public health reasons, many emergency shelters cannot accept pets. Find out which motels and hotels in the area you plan to evacuate to allow pets
well in advance of needing them. There are also a number of guides that
list hotels/motels that permit pets and could serve as a starting
point. Include your local animal shelter's number in your list of
- Make sure you have a secure pet carrier, leash or harness for your pet so that if he panics, he can't escape.