|Are your pets prepared for an emergency?|
IMMEDIATE RELEASE - NEWMARKET, ON (OCTOBER 29, 2012) - Making arrangements before the chaos of an emergency, such as a bad storm, can increase your pet’s chances of survival and greatly reduce the fear and anxiety your pet will experience. The Ontario SPCA recommends these tips to prepare your pets for safety during emergency situations.
First, develop a family emergency response plan. This includes setting a primary and alternative meeting point away from the home in case of evacuation, listing emergency telephone numbers where all family members can find them (including the name and number of your pet’s veterinarian) and putting together a family emergency survival kit.
Next, create a pet emergency survival kit for quick and easy access. Some things to include are:
For more information on emergency preparedness, visit www.ontariospca.ca/what-we-do/investigations/emergency-prepardness-for-pets.html.
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