Are you keeping an eye on Winter Storm Nemo? Please keep your pets safe indoors where it is warm and dry. Be prepared for your pets with an emergency supply kit and check out the blizzard tips from the ASPCA.
More disaster preparedness tips and links below:
*Make sure to BYOC (Bring Your Own Crate) if you go to a shelter.
Your emergency supply kit should include the following:
• Three-or-more-day supply of food in airtight, waterproof container, and drinking water
• Bowls for food and water
• Current photos and physical description of your pets, including details on markings
• Medications, vaccination records and pet first aid supplies
• Comfort items such as a toy and blanket
• Small garbage bags
• For dogs include: leash, harness and a sturdy carrier large enough to use as a sleeping area
• For cats include: litter and litter box and a sturdy carrier large enough for transport
Pet owners should be aware that many evacuation shelters do not accept pets and they must plan their destination in advance. Hotels and motels may be willing to lift “no pet” restriction in an emergency. Friends and family members living outside the area may be able to provide shelter too. Please check with your local animal shelter or emergency management office to determine if a pet friendly emergency shelter will be set up in your location. Pet owners should remember that having your pet micro-chipped dramatically increases the chanced of reunion if that pet becomes lost.
For more info. to keep your pets safe please read:
Shelter: For the most up to date information on evacuations and shelter locations click here:
Animal Response Teams:
Emergency preparedness guides for people and pets: