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Indiana Department of Homeland Security

IDHS > About IDHS > Get Prepared > September Is National Preparedness Month > Preparedness for your Pets Preparedness for your Pets

Get a Kit

  • Get a supply list from GetPrepared.in.gov
  • Have enough basic supplies for every individual and pet to survive for at least three days
  • Consider the unique needs of your family, including your pets
  • Have two emergency supply kits, a full kit at home and a smaller portable kit in your car or at your workplace.  Pet emergency kit should include:
  • Food, enough for three days
  • Water, enough for three days
  • Pet medications
  • Pet first aid kit
  • ID tags, harness or leash
  • Adoption papers, vaccination documents
  • Crate or pet carrier
  • Pet litter, paper towels, plastic bags, bleach
  • Picture of you and your pet together
  • Familiar items (favorite toys, bedding, treats)
  • Make a Plan

    • Create a evacuation plan for you, your family, and your pets
    • Consider family and friends who would be willing to take in you and your pets
    • Locate hotels and motels that are pet friendly
    • Research local boarding facilities (kennels or veterinary hospitals)
    • Develop a buddy system
    • Plan with neighbors, friends, or relatives to make sure that someone is available to care for pets if you are unable to do so
    • Talk to your pet’s veterinarian about emergency planning
    • Gather contact information for emergency animal treatment

    Be Informed

    • Be informed about the types of emergencies that can happen where you live and work
    • Be informed on your local emergency response plan
    • Inform your community on the importance pet preparedness
    • Visit http://www.gopetfriendly.com to find pet friendly hotels, campgrounds, restaurants, and services

     

    Watch the Preparedness for your Pets Video