Whether it's a large-scale natural catastrophe or an unforeseen emergency that causes you to leave your home temporarily, everyone's family can benefit from having a household evacuation plan in place before disaster strikes.
Every disaster plan must include your pets.
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) offers the following tips to pet owners designing an emergency safety plan:
Not only are pets affected by disaster, but the other animals in the disaster area are affected as well. The HSUS offers these basic tips for people who encounter wildlife or have livestock on their property:
Your disaster plan should include a list of emergency phone numbers for local agencies that can assist you if disaster strike. The list should include:
These numbers should be kept with your disaster kit in a secure but easily accessible place. For additional information please contact:
The Humane Society of the United States
Attn: Disaster Services Program
2100 L. Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20037