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Offline chloe

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Animal disaster planning
« on: April 05, 2014, 08:55:04 PM »
Preparing a Disaster Plan
Setup an appointment to talk to your veterinarian about disaster planning.
Assemble an animal evacuation kit.
Develop an evacuation plan for all of your animals and practice the plan.
If you live in an apartment, make sure your animals are on record with management and are able
to evacuate via the stairwell. Dogs should be taught to go up and down stairs to better assist
rescue personnel.
Keep written directions to your home near your telephone. This will help you and others explain
to emergency responders exactly how to get to your home.
Identify alternate sources of food and water.
Have well maintained backup generators for use in food-animal production operations.
Keep all vehicles well maintained and full of gas.
Keep emergency cash on hand.
If you have horses or livestock, good barn and field maintenance can reduce danger. Decide
on the safest housing location if evacuation is impossible, realizing that the situation is still life
threatening. Assess the stability and safety of barns and other structures, promptly remove dead
trees, and minimize debris in the fields and immediate environment


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Offline whisperingpines

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Re: Animal disaster planning
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2014, 08:02:48 AM »
you should also call hotels/motels in a 20 mile radius of your home to see if they take pets. That way if you are told to evacuate you know which places will take you and your pets.

Where I live, I am part of the CERT team (Community Emergency Response Team) we  have our town set up to shelter people and pets.


Call your local town hall and find out what their plans are for sheltering, and go from there. 

Offline chloe

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Re: Animal disaster planning
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2016, 01:53:10 PM »
I was going over some of the posts and I wanted to check on my pet evacuation kit. I am sorry to say I haven't kept it up in a log
while.
 


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