Life has been a bit hectic here lately—car problems, washing machine in pieces, replacing a porch, & food poisoning. Despite the craziness, our thoughts are with everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy—the East Coast and the Caribbean, in particular. Every disaster reminds me of how important it is to be prepared. We live in an earthquake-prone area and we don’t have the advantage of getting any warning before something happens, but I would want to be prepared no matter where we lived.
Here are a number of posts on how you can prepare to take care of your pets in the event of an emergency. It doesn’t have to be done all at once and it doesn’t have to be expensive, so don’t feel overwhelmed. There is a wealth of information here and it’s the result of many hours of research consulting AVMA, FEMA, ASPCA, HSUS, CDC, Petfinder, & more. Please share these posts with anyone who has pets, but please also give credit to Pet Project and link to my blog.
- What you need for a comprehensive Animal First Aid Kit, including a printable list.
- Guide for Emergency Preparedness for Cats & Dogs, with information on everything from documents you should have to dealing with evacuation gridlock to what should be included in your kit.
- Guide to Emergency Preparedness for Birds, includes a prioritized list of tasks , what you need in an Avian First Aid Kit, & much more.
- Guide for Emergency Preparedness for Reptiles & Amphibians, includes how to make a Herp First Aid Kit, how to keep your herps the proper temperature, plus a lot more.
- 10 Emergency Preparedness Tips you may not have considered.
- Animals In Emergencies, a video produced by the U.S. Army & the U.S. Department of Homeland Security