Thursday, July 22, 2010

Preparing for an Emergency

In response to the flooding we recently dealt with and the fact that many other areas have had similar experiences in the past few months, not to mention that it is hurricane season, I've included a list of emergency items for your pets. It is recommended that you keep these items in a plastic storage tote in the same area you keep the emergency kit for your 2-legged family members. While we hope that you never need them, it is always best to be prepared.

The ASPCA website has much more detailed information to help you before a disaster strikes, and you can order a free Rescue Alert decal for your home. Visit their website at

Emergency Tips for Pets

3 - 7 day supply of food and water. This is for each pet. Rotate these items every few months to keep fresh.


Medications and medical records, including vaccination records. Store in a resealable plastic bag to keep dry.


Leash/harness & crate for transportation. Disposable crate liners are also a good idea.


Current photo and description.


Several small toys and things to chew on.


Remember, if it is necessary for you to evacuate your home, then it is not safe for your pets to stay there either.
While there may be an emergency shelter available to you, most will not accept pets. It makes sense to plan ahead!


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Surprisingly few people keep emergency kits for themselves and their families, much less their pets. Thanks for reminding us that we should always be prepared.

Blair Sorrel said...

Greetings! Unfortunately, some dog walkers discover a danger, only sadly, when victimized and so I wanted to inform you of StreetZaps, a timely and useful tool intended to reduce the year round risk of injury and fatality from contact voltage. And so you are aware, I confer with Con Edison's Stray Voltage and Public Affairs Units and contribute to Wet Nose Guide and New York Dog Chat. It is my firm wish that The Pet Haven will disseminate this vital public service as quickly and as widely as possible to preclude more tragedies. Further, our electrical collaborators anticipate more summer than winter shockings ahead. We will post a safer walking video very soon.

Thank you in advance and I look forward to hearing from you.

In appreciation and with best regards,

Blair Sorrel

Ferry Freight said...

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Waste Collection said...

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