​Emergency Preparedness Kits

Make sure that you have emergency preparedness kits ready for you, your family and your pets.

Cats

Typically, cats are only put in their crates when they are going to the vet. Some cats are difficult to catch.

Before an emergency:

  • Make sure that you have a properly sized crate for EVERY cat in your home. If you don't have enough crates, you may not be able to evacuate all of your cats.
  • Get your cats used to the crate so that it is not a stressful event for them to be crated and moved.
  • Make sure all cats are microchipped. If you can't find an outdoor cat and need to evacuate, a microchip can help reunite you with your cat after the emergency.

Dogs

Not all owners crate train their dogs. When you evacuate, your pet may be required to be crated. You can decrease your dog's stress by crate training ahead of time.

Horses

All horses should be able to calmly and quickly load onto a trailer. During an evacuation is NOT the time to train your horse. Your horse may be left behind if they are unable to be loaded.

If you don't own a trailer, make a plan of who may be able to transport your horse before the emergency.