1. Many disaster evacuation centers can't accept pets.
It is a violation of health and safety regulations according to CDC for Red Cross shelters to take pets. So taking time before a disaster to find animal friendly shelters in advance is a good way to be prepared.
2. Always have your pet's medical records handy.
Chances are if you find an animal friendly shelter you will be required to provide proof of up-to-date vaccinations.
3. Find out about the "Pets Evacuation & Transportation Standards Act" for your state.
After the 2005 disaster federal and state law has changed and planning for domesticated animals is now included in your states' disaster plans.
5 THINGS YOU PROBABLY NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DISASTER PREPAREDNESS FOR PETS
What will we do with our pets if a disaster strikes? Here are a few things to think about.
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4. A micro chip improves your chances of being reunited with your lost pet.
Dogs with a microchip were reunited 52.2% of the time. If you do get separated during a disaster, notify your microchipping company of any change in contact information
5. Emergency supply kit should include items for your pet.
Be sure to include an extra leash, collar, medications for at least 5 days, basic first aid items, container of sealed food, and water.
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