How to Keep Your Pets Safe During Natural Disasters

How to Keep Your Pets Safe During Natural Disasters

When natural disasters strike, many people have plans in place to make sure their families stay safe. Though you may be ready to stay safe, there’s often one family member that can be forgotten in the rush of an emergency: the family pet.

June is National Pet Preparedness Month - a month where pet parents are encouraged to think about their disaster plans.

National Pet Preparedness Month

Dogs, cats, and other pets can easily become disoriented during and after a storm. This means they may try to run away or hide from even the people they trust and love.

There are some ways you can help keep your pet safe.

  • Make sure they have an up-to-date ID tag
  • Find pet friendly accommodations in and out of state
  • Prepare a pet emergency kit

Common Natural Disasters

  • Tornadoes
    • Bring your pet into a shelter with you
  • Floods
    • Place a notice in your window that will alert authorities of their presence
  • Blizzards
    • Bring pets inside immediately

In order to help you prepare for your furry family member’s safety in a natural disaster, we’ve put together this handy infographic that provides tips for a few different types of storms.

Are there other ways of preparing for natural disasters that you've found helpful? Share in the comments below. 

Jun 30, 2023 Guest Blogger

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