Earthquakes. Fires. Blackouts and storms. When emergencies come, we need to be prepared—and so do our pets! As the Humane Society says, “If it isn’t safe for you, it isn’t safe for your pets.” Be aware how to prepare.
- Make an emergency plan for your pet.
- Prepare a pet emergency kit.
- Plan ahead for a pet-friendly place to shelter.
Pet preparedness links
For detailed tips on how to make sure your pet is ready for an emergency, check out these links!
This great site has info on how to make a plan, protect against illness when evacuating, and even some links to pet-friendly hotel websites.
Order a free pet alert sticker to put on your home so emergency personnel will know your pet is inside, and find out how to arrange care for a wide variety of pets, not just dogs.
Learn about DART, spcaLA's Disaster Animal Response Team, which helps pets in disaster situations in the Los Angeles area and beyond.
Discover how to prepare for pets' needs before, during and after an emergency. The site also covers what to do in more common "emergencies," like when the power goes out.
This government-run pet preparedness site includes information on how to stay connected with government agencies during an emergency, and also gives tips on how to prepare pet emergency kits.
The Red Cross offers pet safety tips, instructions on how to make emergency kits and plans, and a link to a pet first aid app.