Fort Lauderdale - April 23, 2012--The summer months bring an increase in natural disasters, such as tornadoes, hurricanes and floods. In recognition of May 12, Animal Disaster Preparedness Day, Home Dog Training of South Florida wants to help prepare pet owners with information about what to do in the event of a natural disaster.
"Natural disasters create immense stress for pets and pet owners alike," said Robin Edwards, dog behavioral therapist and trainer. "People can easily get caught up in the chaos of the storm and forget to help their pets. It is important to include your pets in your emergency safety plans. By being prepared, you can help ensure the safety and well-being of your pets should a disaster occur."
These general guidelines can help you prepare for a natural disaster.
Research a safe place to take your pets. Most emergency shelters do not allow pets.
Assemble an emergency kit for pets
"Whether you stay home or evacuate, keep a pet emergency kit with your family's emergency kit," said Edwards. Use plastic zipper bags to protect the items. Items should include:
Before the emergency
During the emergency
After the emergency has passed
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