Planning for Tropical Storm Nate 800x800Click below to view tips on preparing your pets for Tropical Storm Nate

  1. Make sure vaccinations are current.
  2. Keep your vet's name and number with you.  Take records with you. Make sure you have an adequate medication supply. 
  3. Microchips are the best way to identify your pets and are administered by your veterinarian.
  4. Tags should list the name of owner, vet and phone numbers.
  5. Have sufficient water, food, treats, toys, cage and bedding your animal will need.  Make sure you include harnesses, collars and leashes.
  6. Take a photo ID of your pet next to a card with pet’s name, address and phone # and put it in a waterproof container or Ziploc bag.
  7. Prepare an emergency pet kit to take with you.
  8. If you are transporting your animal in a pet kennel, with permanent ink, put pet’s name, address and phone number on the kennel.
  9. If you cannot evacuate, make sure you have enough food and water for your pet/s to last for several days.  Place all of their necessary items nearby if you have to seek an emergency shelter.
  10. Should you have to evacuate, make arrangements beforehand with a friend or relative who lives outside the disaster prone area or a hotel that will welcome you and your pets.
  11. Consider volunteering to foster a shelter pet during this time.

Please visit these websites for more information on preparing for a disaster and what items you may wish to include in your own emergency kit:   www.redcross.org and  www.fema.com http://www.fema.com/www.co.baldwin.al.us and for a list of hotels that accept pets go to www.petfriendly.com.