Saturday, May 8, is National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day – Are You Ready?

One of the promises we make when we adopt a new pup is that we’ll take care of them through all manners of situations. Here in Florida, that means having a plan in place to address the possibilities of tropical storms, or worse, aiming our way.

Thanks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, better known as FEMA, there’s now a designated day to remind all pet owners to prepare for emergencies. Yours should definitely include both an evacuation plan and a “go kit” to take with you. We also suggest having a backup plan in place, just in case you need a safe, secure place to board your furry friend when things get bad.

keep them safe this animal disaster preparedness day

 

Your Evacuation Kit

We’ve mentioned this previously, but the “go kit” you pack for your pupper needs to have specific items. These include:

  • First aid items for each dog, including any medications
  • Three-day supply of food and water for each pup, at a minimum
  • Pet care supplies such as a water bowl, food dish, and leash – and don’t forget the waste bags!
  • Copies of all vet records, including vaccinations, rabies certificates, and microchip information
  • Your contact information
  • A blanket or toy that will comfort your pet and remind them of normal times
  • Photos of your dog, as well as pictures of you with them in case of separation

Your Backup Plan

What happens if you can’t take your pup to a shelter with you during a storm? Rather than leave them behind, or try to ride things out at home, turn to the experts. Here at Pampered Pet Resorts, our entire team has been trained in Pet CPR, Pet First Aid, and the FEMA Animals in Disaster course. We’re prepared for any problems that may arise and boast an on-site natural gas-powered emergency generator. You can trust that even if the power lines go down, we’re still running at full capacity and providing a safe, climate-controlled environment for our guests.

We invite you to visit us and tour our facility. You may want to also bring your pup along for a daycare visit as well. That helps us establish a bond with them and get their essential information in our system before any emergencies. For more information, feel free to contact us at your convenience. We look forward to meeting your dog!