Hi pals – we’re so sad to see that our beloved country is being hit by another hurricane – causing destruction and sadness.
With technology, we’re able to learn more about the force of nature and be prepared. Lots of our besties are in the sunshine state – you have our prayers and positive thoughts.
Here are some tips from ASPCA to prepare for natural disasters and keep you and your pets safe:
- Make sure your pet has a collar with name tag on it and your information
- If your pet is microchipped make sure the information on file is up to date
- Bring your pets indoors – do not let them roam outside in the midst of an emergency
- Have an emergency kit prepared in case you need to evacuate:
- first-aid kit and guide book (ask your vet what to include)
- 3-7 days’ worth of canned (pop-top) or dry food (be sure to rotate every two months)
- Disposable litter trays (aluminum roasting pans are perfect)
- Litter or paper toweling
- Liquid dish soap and disinfectant
- Disposable garbage bags for clean-up
- Pet feeding dishes and water bowls
- Extra collar or harness as well as an extra leash
- Photocopies and/or USB of medical records and a waterproof container with a two-week supply of any medicine your pet requires (Remember, food and medications need to be rotated out of your emergency kit—otherwise they may go bad or become useless)
- At least seven days’ worth of bottled water for each person and pet (store in a cool, dry place and replace every two months)
- A traveling bag, crate or sturdy carrier, ideally one for each pet
- Recent photos of your pets (in case you are separated and need to make “Lost” posters)
- Especially for cats: Pillowcase, toys, scoopable litter
- Especially for dogs: Extra leash, toys and chew toys, a week’s worth of cage liner
- Make sure to have a human emergency kit as well: Batteries, duct tape, flashlight, radio, multi-tool, tarp, rope, permanent marker, spray paint, baby wipes, protective clothing and footwear, extra cash, rescue whistle, important phone numbers, extra medication and copies of medical and insurance information.
Our dear Floridians will need our help after the hurricane is gone if you want to help, you can donate at Red Cross.
Please be safe, stay in touch and may love and peace be with you.