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Emergency preparedness for pets

If an emergency occurs and you are forced to leave your home, take your pet(s) with you. Leaving your pet behind, even if you've done your best to ensure they are comfortable and safe, is not the best option as you might not be able to return as quickly as hoped.

Most emergency shelters do not have room for pets, so it's important you plan ahead. Have a list of friends or relatives who can take your pets in emergency situations, as well as contact information for kennels and vet clinics.

Always make sure your pets are wearing collars and identification tags, so that if separated, you can more easily be reunited. Have a leash, kennel, pet food and water as part of your 72-hour kit.