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Since we live in a disaster-prone region, you know about having disaster supplies for your family. Like your families kit, your pet’s supplies should be kept in an accessible place, where they can be grabbed quickly. You also should review the kit contents regularly and replace stale supplies.

Many of these items can be stored in the carrier. Vaccination papers can be sealed in a plastic bag. Plastic-sealed packages of dry food, bottled water and first aid kit can be placed in the carrier. Litter pans can also store items, then secure them with duct tape. There are three vital steps to ensuring your pet’s safety in an emergency:

  • Identification 

  • Vaccination

  • Transportation


According to SPCA, 93 percent of pets in shelters end up there because they lack identification. If your pet becomes lost during an emergency, proper identification may be your only hope of being reunited.

  • A secure carrier or collapsible cage for larger animals.

  • Ample food and water for your pet, at least a 2-week supply.

  • Non-breakable food and water bowls.

  • Medication & care instructions.

  • Kitty litter & pan, cleansers, disinfectants & trash bags for waste.

  • Brushes, combs, and other hygiene items.

  • Toys and other comfort items.

  • A manual can opener.

  • Muzzles, if necessary.

  • First aid supplies for your pet.

  • Leashes, collars, ID tags & immunization record.

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