Disaster Preparedness for Your Pet

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Are you and your pet prepared?

1. Never leave your pet behind.

The safest place for your pet is with you! If you must evacuate, take your pet along.

2. Place two ID tags on your pet’s collar.

Include a temporary tag with the phone number of a friend or relative who lives outside your area.

3. Microchip your pet

Make sure chip registration is updated. Visit petmicrochiplookup.org to find microchip registries.

4. Prepare a pet travel kit

Include bowls, food, water, towels, prescriptions, bathing supplies, flea/tuck control, and leashes.

5. Make sure your pets are current on their vaccinations.

Create a record file for each pet. Include your pet’s vaccination records.

6. Have travel carriers handy in care you need to evacuate.

Make your pet’s carrier a fun and safe place by placing treats, toys, and meals in it regularly.

7. Make sure your evacuation shelter accepts pets.

Not all shelters accept pets, so plan ahead and visit gopetfriendly.com to find pet-friendly accommodations.

8. Always travel with photos of your pets!

Be prepared! For Berkeley area residents, you can sign up through Berkeley Ready.