Including pets in the family Disaster Preparedness Plan is essential!
Disaster can strike at a moment's notice. Hurricanes, floods, mud slides, wildfires, earthquakes, and tornadoes are all events that can seriously impact families and their pets.
|Hill's Disaster Relief Network® provides emergency pet food to animal shelters. Photo Credit: Hill's Pet Nutrition|
During disasters so many animals need to be rescued, transported, and sheltered. Sadly, a large number of these pets may never be reunited with their families and will eventually be put up for adoption.
This post is sponsored by Hill’s Food, Shelter, & Love® Initiative and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping Promote National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day, but Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article.
Animal shelters can quickly become overwhelmed with the amount of pets they take in during a disaster. That's why the Hill's Disaster Relief Network, an extension of the Hill's Food, Shelter & Love® program, was created. They are able to respond quickly with delivery of pet food to communities impacted by disaster. This helps ensure shelters have enough food to care for the many animals impacted by the disaster. It also ensures that shelter animals will continue to receive healthy, balanced nutrition until they can be reunited with their families.
|Photo Credit: Hill's Pet Nutrition|
FEMA, the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency, has designated May 14h as NATIONAL ANIMAL DISASTER PREPAREDNESS DAY.
|Emergency alerts can happen FAST, giving you little time to prepare!|
It's important to have a PET EMERGENCY GO-KIT of pet supplies ready to go in the event of an emergency. In recognition of FEMA's National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day, Hill's Food, Shelter, & Love is sharing this valuable Info-Graphic with tips to help you keep your pet safe in an emergency; You can Download in PDF format Here.
We are ready for an emergency with our PET EMERGENCY GO KIT for Icy and Phoebe:
|It's GO TIME! We are prepared for an Evacuation.|
|Essential items in our Pet Emergency Go Kit. We always have these items on hand in case of emergency.|
Both Icy and Phoebe are microchipped and always wear their collars and ID tags. Collars can easily get lost or break off, especially in the midst of the chaos of a disaster so a microchip is an additional vital safety measure. Any shelter or Veterinarian should be able to scan for a microchip. We make sure to keep the information updated on their microchips and ID tags.
Are your pets included in the family's disaster preparedness plan? Leave us a comment and tell us how you include your pets in the family disaster preparedness plan.
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