Evacuation Preparations for Your Pets

Companion Animals, Wildfire March 29, 2012 Print Friendly and PDF

Article Written by:
Glenn Nader, University of California Cooperative Extension, Yuba City, CA

 


Have pet carriers ready in case you need to evacuate. This will prevent the animals from escaping during evacuation by limiting their movement in the vehicle and when you arrive at the evacuation destination. Make sure you have a leash if your dog(s) are too large to fit in a pet carrier. Many shelters do not take pets, so make plans before the fire for a safe place to shelter your pets.

For more information, see Saving Your Whole Family, a brochure from the American Veterinary Medical Association.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.