Pets in emergencies
Just as we need to prepare our families and properties in times of emergencies, we also need to prepare our animals.
The RSPCA recommends 3 essential steps for a pet emergency plan:
Include your pets in an emergency survival plan - this can include training your pet to be settled in a cage/carrier/crate/horse float; getting pets accustomed to vehicle trips; keeping vaccinations up to date.
- Prepare your pet emergency kit - including food and water bowls, medications, blankets, toys; contact details for alternative accommodation; litter trays for cats and poo bags for dogs.
- Practice your emergency survival plan - practice will help you refine your plan and help reduce anxiety and panic.
- For full information visit the RSPCA website.