This year’s hurricane season is certainly one for the records.
Watching the news coverage of hurricane Florence in the Carolinas, to Michael in Florida, and all of the many others in between, I definitely noticed a difference in the level of preparedness by both officials and citizens. I was especially pleased to see many efforts made to get pets out of those areas as well.
Even with all of the positive news coverage of evacuations made, however, our social media feeds and televisions are still flooded with pleas for donations to help the animals that were left behind.
No matter where you live, there is some type of disaster that is possible in your area. Northeast = blizzards. Southeast = hurricanes. Midwest = tornadoes. Southwest = wildfires. Northwest = a sh*t load of rain, oh, and don’t forget about earthquakes☹. Then, mix all that up and take another look because any of these disasters seem to happen wherever they want these days!
It is pretty safe to say, when a hurricane or other disaster happens, evacuations happen.
It got me thinking…with all of our instant online access to disaster footage and the wealth of information available out there, why are people still not prepared to evacuate their pets in an emergency??
I understand that we all are busy and making an evacuation plan can be easily put on the back burner, but getting prepared for an evacuation ahead of time can be done in only a few hours if you know where to start.
To make it a lot easier I have put together an article about Emergency Preparedness for Pets on my website that will walk you through the necessary preparations. At the bottom of the article, Join Our Pack for email updates and I’ll send you a free downloadable/printable Pet Evacuation Kit Checklist.
Having an evacuation kit for your pets is an act of love and can be a fun project for your whole family to do together. October is National Animal Safety and Prevention Month, so please, check out my article, join our pack, get the kids involved and let’s all make sure our pets will be ready in the event of an emergency.