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What To Put In Your Pets Emergency Disaster Pack for Hurricane Sandy

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When prepping for Hurricane Sandy, these items must be in your pet’s “Go Bag”

One of the most important pet safety tips during Hurricane Sandy and any other natural disaster or emergency is creating a pet emergency pack. In this bag which should be in a waterproof case in an easily accessible area, should be everything your specific pet needs to last over a period of many days.

Here is a list of items, courtesy of the ASPCA that you will need to place in your pet’s ‘Go Bag“:

Pet first-aid kit and guide book (ask your vet what to include)

3-7 days’ worth of canned (pop-top) or dry food (be sure to rotate every two months)

Disposable litter trays (aluminum roasting pans are perfect)

Litter or paper toweling

Liquid dish soap and disinfectant

Disposable garbage bags for clean-up

Pet feeding dishes

Extra collar or harness as well as an extra leash

Photocopies of medical records and a waterproof container with a two-week supply of any medicine your pet requires (Remember, food and medications need to be rotated out of your emergency kit—otherwise they may go bad or become useless.)

Bottled water, at least 7 days’ worth for each person and pet (store in a cool, dry place and replace every two months)

A traveling bag, crate or sturdy carrier, ideally one for each pet

Flashlight

Blanket (for scooping up a fearful pet)

Recent photos of your pets (in case you are separated and need to make “Lost” posters)

Especially for cats: Pillowcase or EvackSack, toys, scoopable litter

Especially for dogs: Extra leash, toys and chew toys, a week’s worth of cage liner.

 

Don’t forget about yourself. Here are items you will need for you and you family: Batteries, duct tape, flashlight, radio, multi-tool, tarp, rope, permanent marker, spray paint, baby wipes, protective clothing and footwear, extra cash, rescue whistle, important phone numbers, extra medication and copies of medical and insurance information.

Looking to see if the shelters in your area accept pets? Click here for a full list.

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