Don’t be late, evacuate! In the event of a disaster, evacuate as early as possible and don’t forget to take your pet with you! Remember if the weather isn’t safe for your family, it is also not safe for your pet. Take time to prepare a Disaster Pet Preparedness Plan – your pet’s life may depend on it. Ensure that you are always prepared and have an emergency evacuation plan in place. For more information on keeping your pet safe in a disaster see the Pets in Emergencies Action Guide.
ENSURE YOUR PET HAS IDENTIFICATION
In the event of a missing pet, make the process of finding them easier by having them registered, microchipped and have a pet ID attached to their collar. See the full list of collars available from the World for Pets website. When moving house make sure your details are up to date. This could make the difference to you being reunited with your loved one! For more information on pet ID methods see the Lost and Found section.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU LOSE OR FIND A PET
Contact our RSPCA Qld Lost & Found team on 1300 363 736 and contact your local Council
TIPS TO ENSURE YOUR PETS ARE SAFE
- Create a safe and secure space for all of your animals
- Don’t tether pets if outside - they may do themselves more harm trying to break free
- Provide access to water and food in heavy bowls if outdoors
- Keep your cats indoors
- Take time to prepare a Disaster Pet Preparedness Plan for you and your pet if you need to evacuate
- Ensure objects in your yard are tied down
WATCH FOR WILDLIFE
Call 1300 ANIMAL to report any sick or injured animals in need of assistance.
Be Prepared, Act Early, Be Considerate, Act Safe and follow the advice in the Pets in Emergencies Action Guide. For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
Remember, if it's flooded, forget it!