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.
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
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
If you have to leave pets behind:
If possible, leave pets indoors
Provide adequate food and water in large heavy bowls
If left outside, do not tie them up
Your safety, and that of your family, is paramount
Don't risk human life trying to find and protect pets
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