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Pet Emergency Preparedness

It’s sad but true: in an emergency, pets are often left behind because there simply wasn’t enough time to grab them and their stuff. Images from the aftermath of disasters like Hurricane Katrina illustrate how lost they are, how sad and grief stricken their human family members are, and the dangers that first responders face when trying to rescue them.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

Both the Humane Society of the United States and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have resource sections designed to help you plan for potential disaster and even have outlines for simple but dependable disaster kits. These kits can also double as ready-to-go travel kits, reducing your stress and prep time before/after trips.

Make a kit for each one of your pets and check the kits periodically – just like you double-check your family’s kit – to make sure they are in good shape and everything is updated as needed.

Wishing you much peace, happiness, and success,
Pearl Lane-Soliz | Mom. Writer. Blogger. Podcaster. |
Pearl 'Penny' Lane-Soliz

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