World Events Wednesday: Keep your pet safe during the Hurricane Sandy

Pets should be kept safe during any natural disaster. Unfortunately, these days we are dealing with Hurricane Sandy that has very strong destructible powers. This is why it is strongly advised that you don’t keep your pets outside in the yard. Here are some of the most important things that you need to have prepared for the eventual evacuation – leash and collar, dog crate, water and food, food bowls, water bowls, medications and dog tag, your dogs health records.

In case of s sudden evacuation, never leave your pet behind. Sometimes evacuations can last even for a couple of days and in that case you will not be able to return home so soon. This is why every pet should stay close to its owner, as this is where it will be able to feel the safest.

Here are some other useful evacuation tips – don’t take of the ID tag from your pet (it is the best option if he has a microchip), always take extra leashes and collars just in case, in case that you are planning to evacuate to a hotel in some other city, check out whether the hotel accepts animals. In case of identification, make sure to have a picture of your pet with you.

If you are able to plan ahead such emergencies, both you and your pet will be safe. Currently, AKC – Companion Animal Recover is offering assistance when needed along the path where the Hurricane Sandy already made damages.

Here you can find more information about how to prepare for the natural disasters that can happen in your neighborhood as well.

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