Pet Preparedness: A Household Handbook for Pet Owners (31 Small Steps)

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SHELTER IN PLACE

Common Hazards: tornado or winter storm

Action: seek shelter where you are. The safest location will depend upon the hazard.

Primary Supplies: Shelter-in-place supplies stored in your home shelter or supplies you have on hand when you seek shelter.

Secondary Supplies: emergency kit, Grab & Go items, everyday stock (depends on time available for preparation and the type of hazard). An explanation of terms is at the end of this chapter.

Shelter: you may need to shelter in place at home, work, school, or out in the community. You may be traveling or visiting and need to shelter in place.

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EVACUATE IMMEDIATELY

Common Hazards: fire, local tsunami, flash flood

Action: evacuate with your pet immediately and then call 911 from a safe location. when told to evacuate by local authorities, EVACUATE with your pet. Don’t wait.

Primary Supplies: emergency kit (only if it’s safe to grab on your way out).

Shelter: your local Red Cross may provide an emergency shelter for immediate sheltering. Longer term sheltering may be provided by family or friends. Assistance from your insurance company, your local Red Cross and others may be available.

old man with pet carrier evacuate home because of tsunamiold man with pet carrier evacuate home because of tsunami

EVACUATE WITH WARNING TIME

Common Hazards: wildfire, flood, tsunami

Action: when told to evacuate by local authorities, EVACUATE with your pet.

Primary Supplies: emergency kit.

Secondary Supplies: depending on the hazard warning, you may have time to load and take additional supplies. Begin preparations immediately and add your Grab & Go items and shelter-in-place supplies. If you still have more time, pack up your everyday food items to take with you.

Shelter: Family and friends outside of the evacuations zone may be able to shelter you until the emergency is over. Otherwise, you may need to stay at a pet-friendly hotel away from the affected area. An emergency shelter or mass care shelter may be opened which will take you and possibly your pet.

Hurricane: Evacuate or Shelter in Place? Old man with pet evacuates, couple with cat & dog shelterHurricane: Evacuate or Shelter in Place? Old man with pet evacuates, couple with cat & dog shelter

SHELTER OR EVACUATE — IT DEPENDS

Common Hazards: hurricane

Action: sheltering in place may be safe if flooding is unlikely for your area. Listen to local agency advisories to evacuate and EVACUATE!

Primary Supplies: shelter supplies for sheltering in place / emergency kit if evacuating.

Secondary Supplies: depending on how much time you have before the hazard arrives, you may have time to prepare your home further and buy more supplies.

Shelter: Shelter in place if safe to do so or find shelter with family and friends outside of the evacuations zone. Otherwise, you may need to stay at a pet-friendly hotel away from the affected area. An emergency shelter or mass care shelter may be opened which will take you and possibly your pet.

Dog and cat - a list of items to include in your pet's emergency kitDog and cat - a list of items to include in your pet's emergency kit

FOR PET OWNERS

Make sure your pet’s kit remains easily portable even if you have to use a bigger bag or get another box. Your pet’s emergency kit will be the second thing you grab (you’ll grab your own emergency kit first).

A list of items to include in your pet’s emergency kit is in the book and a link provided to download and print a pdf of the list.

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FOR BIRD OWNERS

Essential supplies to have on handBe prepared if there is a power outage in winter and in summerIntroducing your emergency caretakerHelping your bird recover. Be patient, as each bird is different, but you can…

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FOR FISH OWNERS

Fish transport is complicated and generally has a high mortality rate. But if you are going to evacuate, here’s what you’ll need:

Essential supplies to have on hand.Be prepared if there is a power outage.Introducing your emergency caretaker.Helping your fish recover.

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FOR SNAKE OWNERS

Essential supplies to have on handBe prepared if there is a power outage in winter and in summerIntroducing your emergency caretakerHelping your snake recover. You can…

Dog and cat - a list of items to include in your pet's emergency kitDog and cat - a list of items to include in your pet's emergency kit

FOR PET OWNERS

Two parrots grooming - safely evacuating your birdsTwo parrots grooming - safely evacuating your birds

FOR BIRD OWNERS

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FOR FISH OWNERS

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FOR SNAKE OWNERS

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Dhucks (August 27, 2019)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 267 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1733378103
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1733378109
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.07 pounds
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.44 x 0.61 x 9.69 inches

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