Disaster Preparedness

For the majority of us, our pets are a huge part of the family. With hurricane season quickly approaching, and with Animal Disaster Preparedness Day this month, it is a good time to review important items we may need for our fur babies in the event of a natural disaster.

With Animal Disaster Preparedness Day this month (May 8th ), let’s take this time to understand why planning, and preparing for disasters are important for not only ourselves, but for our beloved pets. FEMA has provided a video discussing the importance of this day, as well as some helpful tips when faced with a natural disaster.

 

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As we just learned, from FEMA’s tips, natural disasters come in all forms, from wildfires to hurricanes. With as many different disasters there are, there are just as many ways to prepare for them. If you would like to find out how to plan and prepare for all natural disasters, please click here.

As Floridians, we are very aware of storm season, but what happens when that storm turns into major, catastrophic hurricane? It is very important to make sure you and your beloved pet’s safety is a priority. Check out this hurricane checklist, from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), to make sure you are prepared for our next big storm.

If you have any questions regarding hurricane pet safety, microchipping your pet or making sure your pet is up to date on all of the necessary vaccinations, please contact us at (813)681-9080, or check out our website.