Pet Owners in Path of Tropical Storm Karen Urged to Prepare, Protect Pets
As Tropical Storm Karen takes form in the Gulf of Mexico, The Humane Society of the United States reminds residents along the coast in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and throughout North and South Carolina to take some simple – but critical – steps to keep their pets safe.
SCAR wants to remind pet owners to create a pet emergency kit that is available to quickly grab and go and be sure to put a collar with visible identification on pets, including indoor-only pets.
The kit should include:
- Three-or-more-day supply of food in airtight, waterproof container, and drinking water. Be sure to include a can opener if including canned food.
- Bowls for food and water
- Current photos and physical description of your pets, including details on markings. Ideally you should also be in the photo.
- Medications, vaccination records and pet first aid supplies
- Comfort items such as a toy and blanket
- Small garbage bags
- Paper towels
- For dogs include: leash, harness with identification information and a sturdy carrier large enough to use as a sleeping area.
- For cats include: litter and litter box, collar with identification information and a sturdy carrier large enough for transport.
Download PDF Checklist: http://www.humanesociety.org/assets/pdfs/disaster/disaster_kit_checklist.pdf
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