The responsibility for shelters during a disaster stretches already overwhelmed staff and resources to the breaking point, as they are not just caring for shelter animals, but also pets that have become separated from their owners. Hill's Disaster Relief Network is poised and ready to help at a moment’s notice so that they can ensure that all of the animals, though stressed and upset, have proper nutrition to keep them healthy until they can be reunited with their owners. Even the most prepared owners can get separated from their pet and it is important to have a plan in place that ensures the health and safety of your pet in times of crisis.
Check out these six tips to help secure your pet's safety in an emergency.
- Use a microchip or collar id
- Put a pet rescue decal on the door
- Know where to look for your pet
- Have a pet friendly place to go
- Carry a pic of your pet
- Take a pet carrier or crate with you