Create disaster preparedness kits and emergency plans for your family, pets and other animals. The time to prepare your home, business, or farm for an emergency is before the emergency occurs.
For Pet Owners
Animal emergencies create danger for animals and their owners. Lack of preparation leads to unnecessary tragedy, human injury, and economic loss. Pets are the Number One reason people return to their homes before local authorities have declared it safe to do so, risking lives in the effort to save beloved pets. Pennsylvania is home to millions of agricultural and domestic animals. SART encourages all pet owners to evacuate with their animals to prevent endangering human and animal lives. By remembering to include your pets as part of your family’s emergency evacuation plan, you can avoid those last minute decisions that could endanger the safety of your family and pets.
Sound animal disaster preparedness planning should encompass:
- One week’s emergency rations and water
- Identification tags, leg bands or tattoos
- Pet first aid kits
- Current photos of your animals filed with your important papers
Heat Precautions for Your Pet 2014.pdf
Information you need to know about your pets and excessive heat.
Pet Friendly Travel Arrangements
Web site that helps visitors find pet-friendly lodging, pet sitting and other related pet travel services and information. The article section has travel tip information, pet-friendly locales and events, as well as health tips.
Don’t forget your four-legged friends when preparing for an emergency. This guide contains helpful hints for being prepared to deal with your pets during an emergency.
PASART Pet First Aid Kit Recommendations Updated July 2012.pdf
A great resource listing of the items that should go into a first aid kit for your pets.
Authorization for Release of Pet Medical Information
Signed document that serves as an authorization for a veterinarian to release pet medical records to designated individual(s).
HSUS Pet Preparedness Test
Are you ready for a disaster?
Caged Animals – In case of Emergency/Disaster
Written by Crawford CART
Pot Belly Pig Care Guide
Pet First Aid handout June 2014.pdf
PDF Document containing the slides from a Pet First Aid presentation file
FEMA Pet Preparedness Initiative and Toolkit-February 2014
PDF Document containing FEMA Region III Pet Preparedness Information for the public and Animal Disaster Responders