Your animals and their wellbeing are your responsibility. 

Download Emergency Action Plan and prepare your pet, this useful guide also includes the best course of action to follow when taking your animals home after a natural disaster.

BE PREPARED

 Include your animals in household emergency plans

 Properly identify your pets (eg. name tags, microchip, or band) 

 Keep a list of emergency phone numbers on display   

 Be aware that some evacuation centres may not accept animals so plan alternatives accordingly

ACT EARLY

 If moving animals to a safer place, do so early to avoid unnecessary risk

 Ensure there is access to plenty of food and water  

 If staying at home, secure animals in good time so that they do not take flight 

BE CONSIDERATE

If you have to leave pets behind: 

 If possible, leave pets indoors

 Place pets in separate rooms with small or preferably no windows (eg. laundry, bathroom)  

 Provide adequate food and water in large heavy bowls   

 If left outside, do not tie them up   

ACT SAFE

 Your safety, and that of your family, is paramount 

 Don't risk human life trying to find and protect pets   


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