Buddy’s bags are packed and he’s ready to go. This week is National Be Kind to Animals Week and National Emergency Preparedness Week.
If your home is damaged through fire or flooding and you need temporary lodging, it’s important to find a place that allows pets or know what you’d do with your furry family. To prepare, think about where you could stay and make sure your home insurance covers the additional costs for pet care during such a transition.
When an emergency is broad striking a neighbourhood or community, people are evacuated and settled into make-shift accommodations. However, most often pets suffer because they’re left behind to fend for themselves. Think about the best place in your home or on your property to leave your pets so they can be safe on their own and have access to food and water.
Check out dog-specific emergency planning check-sheet at http://www.petplace.com/dogs/keeping-your-dog-safe-when-disaster-strikes/page1.aspx
Find people planning information at http://www.getprepared.ca/index-eng.aspx