Whether you are staying in your home or evacuating during an emergency, having a pet emergency plan, pet emergency kit, and practicing for emergencies will help to ensure the health and safety of these important family members.
Most importantly, if you have to evacuate your home, do not leave your pets behind. If it isn't safe for you, it isn't safe for them.
Quick tips for preparing your pets
Prepare an animal emergency kit
Make sure it includes:
- Up to two weeks of food, ideally in pop-up cans, and water
- Non-spill food and water bowls
- Pet first aid kit
- Extra collar and leash
- Blankets, toys, and treats
- Vaccination records, medication, and your vet's contact information
- Cage, carrier, or kennel
- Paper towels, disinfectant, and plastic bags for waste
Farm animals require their own emergency plans. The BC SPCA provides information on disaster preparedness for farm animals. Visit their website for details.
Take a closer look
Are you ready to prepare your pets for emergencies? Use these resources to get started.