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Hurricane Pet Preparation

Friday, September 2, 2016
posted by Jim Murphy

pethurricnesupplyjpgTropical Storm Hermine is barreling up the east coast and came ashore in Florida as a Category 1 hurricane with winds over 80 mph. Many had to evacuate and thousands are with out power. Whether we realize it or not many pets were involved with this evacuation and are many are now in the dark with their owners. How do we prepare our pets for hurricanes?

Before the Hurricane:

  • Make sure that your pets are current on their vaccinations. Pet shelters may require proof of vaccines.
  • Have a current photograph of your pet.
  • Keep a collar with identification on your pet and have a leash on hand to control your pet.
  • Have a properly-sized pet carrier for each animal – carriers should be large enough for the animal to stand and turn around
  • Plan your evacuation strategy and don’t forget your pet! Specialized pet shelters, animal control shelters, veterinary clinics and friends and relatives out of harm’s way are ALL potential refuges for your pet during a disaster.

Pack a supply kit and have these items close at hand.

  • Proper identification including immunization records
    � Ample supply of food and water
    � A carrier or cage
    � Medications
    � Muzzle, collar and leash

Remember, your pet’s count!

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Keep the oldies on all the time….Edgewater Gold Radio will not be affected my Hermine!



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