Preparation is the key to making sure our loved ones stay safe. And that includes your pets, no matter how big or small, whether they have fur of fins!
Make sure you’re including your pets in your emergency planning process. Download this Pet Safety resource guide!
It is sometimes safer for you to shelter in place. This depends on myriad circumstances. Often during certain disasters, like hi-rise building fires, first responders will direct you to shelter in place because your home is deemed safe and a mass evacuation could clog stairwells and hallways needed for firefighters and equipment. If you’re directed to shelter in place:
In the case of widespread disasters like earthquakes and wildfires, agencies set up shelters for evacuees. Some, BUT NOT ALL, of these shelters except pets. To find out who does when a disaster strikes contact: