When It’s Time to Evacuate
If you must evacuate, plan for the worst-case scenario. If you think you may be gone for only a day, assume that you may not be allowed to return for several weeks. When recommendations for evacuation have been announced, follow the instructions of local and state officials.
To minimize evaucation time, take these simple steps:
- Store an emergency kit and leashes as close to an exit as possible
- Make sure all pets wear collars and tags with up-to-date information, including any urgent medical needs
- Be sure to write your pet’s name, your name and contact information on your pet’s carrier
Always bring pets indoors at the first sign or warning of a storm or disaster. Pets can become disoriented and wander away from home during a crisis.
Consider your evacuation route and call ahead to make arrangements for boarding your pet outside of the danger zone at the first sign of disaster.