Make a Pet Emergency Kit:
Assemble a portable emergency kit with enough supplies to last 7 days. The kit should include the following:
- Veterinary records including proof of rabies and other vaccinations
- List of all medications including prescriptions for quick refill
- Microchip information
- Leashes, collars, and harnesses with ID
- For small or exotic pets, collapsible cardboard pet carriers
- Current photos in case they are lost
- Toys, treats, and other comforts of home including pet beds
- Emergency contact numbers
- Directions for care if you are incapacitated or injured
- Food and water for 7 days, including a can-opener for wet food.
Have an Escape Route:
Practice Makes Purrrfect
Safety drills save lives! Find two paths to the outside from each room, and ensure they are not blocked by furniture. Once your escape route is determined, practice it with your pet monthly!
Know The Hideaways
Your pet will likely panic during an emergency, just as a human would, and may hide. Knowing your pet’s go-to hiding spots may save their lives.
Assign Your Role
Do you have multiple pets and people? Assign who is to rescue which pet during an emergency. Don’t forget to designate a meeting place outside for all humans to gather with pets safely.
Make arrangements before an emergency for a place for your pets to stay if you aren’t able to get back into your home.
Prior to an emergency, talk with family, friends and neighbors to make a plan for a temporary stay with your pets. Unable to stay with someone you know? Research local pet-friendly hotels and short- and long-term homestays like Airbnbs.
Get a Pet Alert Sticker!
These stickers can alert rescue workers that there are pets inside your home. With a donation to Emancipet, you can receive a pet rescue sticker today!