Best course of action to follow when taking your animals home after a natural disaster.
LOOK FOR DEBRIS
Find out the extent of the damage to your property to ensure that it is safe and remove any potential hazards.
ACCOMMODATION AND SECURITY
Make sure you have a clean, dry and undamaged space to house your animals. Floodwater can cause disease and surfaces will need to be disinfected.
NOISE AND ACTIVITY
Animals affected by natural disasters may be traumatised and spooked easily. If possible only return your animals after repairs and rubbish have been removed.
FOOD AND WATER
Ensure your pets have access to clean water and uncontaminated food sources.
Animals returning to properties must have appropriate shelter from the elements.
Monitor the health and safety of your pets once home.
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