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Disaster Planning for Your Pets

Keeping Pets Safe in Emergencies

If a natural disaster strikes, what will happen to your pet? While you may have an emergency kit for yourself already stocked, it’s important that you don’t forget about your four-legged friends. Leaving pets out of evacuation plans can put pets and pet owners in danger. Make a plan and pack a disaster kit for your pet!

Make a Plan

Disasters can happen without warning, so be prepared!

  • Make sure your pet(s) wear collars and tags with current contact information
  • Microchip your pet(s). This is one of the best ways to ensure that you and your pet are reunited if you’re separated.
  • Purchase a sturdy pet carrier for each of your pets. Write his or her name on the front of the kennel, along with your name and contact information.
  • Keep a leash near the front door.
  • Ensure that you know where you and your pet would stay if you could not return to your home. Look for pet-friendly hotels and hostels.

Prepare a Disaster Kit

A disaster kit could mean the difference between life and death in the event of an emergency.

  • Food and water for at least 2 weeks for each pet
  • For cats: litter box and litter
  • Any medications they may need
  • Medical records (rabies vaccination certificate, microchip number, medical history, etc.)
  • Sturdy leashes or harness
  • Carrier or cage
  • Pet toys and a bed that is familiar to them

The best way to keep your pet safe in an emergency is to take them with you. If you evacuate, don’t leave your pet behind. While you determine how to keep yourself and pet safe, let the professionals take care of your insurance policies. Contact the expert team at Jack Stone Insurance Agency to secure the right insurance policies for your health and finances! Serving Antioch, Brentwood, and neighboring cities in California, visit us today.