Are you ready of an emergency?

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Disaster Supply Kit for Pets

Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies

 

  •  Always have a collar with ID and rabies tags

    -ID tags should include; Pet’s name, city of location and a phone number (preferably a cell phone number to ensure you can be reached no matter what).  If you have room you can also include their microchip information.

    -A rabies tag will show your pet is up to date on shots but it will also show your veterinarian’s name.  Veterinarians can look up your pet by their rabies tag number, which will then lead them to you.

    -If your pet requires daily medication it is a good idea to note that on their tag as well.  Something short like “MEDIATION NEEDED” or “DAILY MEDICATION” works great.

    -Be sure to check your pet’s tags often. Many tags are too old and worn to be read.

  • Store current shot and health records in a waterproof container, such as a freezer bag

  • Food and water to last for seven days.  Be sure to keep the food in a water tight container

    -Remember a manual can opener if your pet eats canned food.

  • Plastic bags to dispose of pet droppings and other waste

  • Current photo of your pet

  • Pet carrier with plenty of bedding

  • Leash

  • Toys

  •  Medications

  • Pet friendly First Aid kit (you can purchase premade kits specifically for pets)

  • Paper towels and/or wet wipes

  • Cat litter and litter box; some stores sell pre-filled, disposable litter boxes.

 

To find a hotel or motel that accepts pets, check out the following website:

www.petswelcome.com or www.takeyourpet.com

For more information on disaster preparedness contact

The Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

1-800-478-2337

www.ready.alaska.gov