When we think of natural disasters, we think of destruction and even death. And we can’t prevent them from occurring, but we can plan for them. We buy insurance, fortify our homes, stock up on food and water and more. And in extreme cases, we have an evacuation plan as well. So if disaster strikes, we are safe and sound, and we do what we can to protect our properties. Just be sure to include a pet emergency plan in your preparations.
In extreme emergencies, pets can be neglected — think of the footage you’ve seen of flood or fire-ravaged areas where the evacuees often had little time to leave. When people need to evacuate their homes, they might not be able to bring their pets with them. Refuge areas often don’t have facilities for pets, and so owners have little choice but to leave them behind.
Even if you don’t think anything could happen bad to your pets, it doesn’t hurt to be prepared just in case a natural disaster hits or another catastrophic event threatens to separate you from your pets.
Create a pet emergency plan to make sure that whatever happens, your pets will fare well.