June is National Pet Preparedness month. Just as we prepare ourselves and other members of our families for emergencies, if we live with pets, we need to gather emergency supplies and make plans for our pets too. Not sure how to get started? This fact sheet from ready.gov/pets is a great resource.
Important basics to include in your pet’s emergency kit are:
- at least three days of food in an airtight, waterproof container
- a first aid kit appropriately stocked for your pet’s emergency needs
- collar with ID tag, harness or leash, and vaccination information
- favorite toys, treats, and bedding
Watch how Basil the Disaster Kitten gets prepared for a natural disaster in this fun video from the Humane Society of the United States.