Remnants of Hurricane Sandy to be felt in most of Ontario. IS YOUR PET PREPARED?
With recent weather reports indicating the potential for Hurricane Sandy to transition into a powerful post-tropical storm affecting a significant part of the Ontario region, let’s ensure our pets are taken care of in the event of an emergency.
Creating a pet emergency kit before a disaster strikes can increase your pet’s chances of survival and greatly reduce the fear and anxiety your pet will experience.
Some items to include:
• 72 hour supply of food, bowls, and can opener
• 72 hour supply of bottled water
• Blankets/towels (more than one in case they get soiled)
• Small toy
• Leash, muzzle, harness
• Litter pan, litter, plastic bags and scooper
• Pet carrier for transportation
• Medical records, especially proof of vaccinations most boarding facilities will not accept pets without proof of current vaccination records).
• Medications and pet first aid kit
• Current photo of your pet in case he gets lost
• Information on your pet’s feeding schedule, behavioural/medical concerns, and special instructions in case you have to board your pet
• List of boarding facilities in your area, hotels/motels that accept pets and friends and relatives that you and your pet can stay with (pets are generally not allowed inside emergency shelters designated for people, with the exception of service animals such as guide dogs.
• ID tag (microchipping is also recommended)
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