National Pet Preparedness Month

June is National Pet Preparedness Month🚧

Although we do not have many natural disasters in Michigan, this is the perfect time of year to ensure you and your pets are ready for emergencies and disasters because they can happen anytime!

Below are some tips to help you plan and prepare!

Emergency Planning:

  • Have an evacuation plan for your pet. Many public shelters and hotels do not allow pets inside. Know a safe place where you can take your pets before disasters and emergencies happen.
  • Plan with neighbors, friends, or relatives to ensure that someone is available to care for or evacuate your pets if you are unable to.
  • Have your pet microchipped. Keep your address and phone number up-to-date and include contact information for an emergency contact outside of your immediate area.

Disaster Kit/ Go Bag:

  • Several days’ supply of food
  • Water bowl and several days’ supply of water.
  • Backup leash, collar, and ID tag. Have copies of your pet’s registration information and other relevant documents in a waterproof container and available electronically.
  • Sanitation needs (litter box/ Litter)
  • A picture of you and your pet together-If you become separated from your pet during an emergency, a picture of you and your pet together will help you document ownership and allow others to assist you in identifying your pet
  • Pet-Specific First Aid Kit

Pet-Specific First Aid Kit:

  • Alcohol Pads
  • Bandage Scissors
  • Betadine
  • Chlorhexidine
  • Cold Pack
  • Eye Flush
  • Gauze
  • Gloves
  • Leash
  • Lube Gel
  • Neosporin
  • Quick Stop
  • Tape
  • Telfa Pads
  • Thermometer
  • Tick ID Card
  • Tick Remover
  • Travel Bowl
  • Vet Wrap