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Your Emergency Plan Should Include Your Pets

Friday, 20 May 2005 12:00 AM

Here are some pet disaster preparedness ideas from The Humane Society of the United States:

1. If you evacuate, take your pet. This is the single most important thing you can do to protect your pet. Animals left behind can be easily injured, lost or killed. If you leave, even if you think you may be gone only a few hours, take your animals. Once you leave, you have no way of knowing how long you will be kept out of the area, and you may not be able to go back for your pets. Also, leave early. Don't wait for a mandatory evacuation order.

2. Don't forget your pets' identification. Your pets should be wearing up-to-date identification at all times.

3. Find a safe place for your pets ahead of time. Since evacuation shelters generally don't accept pets (except for service animals), you must plan ahead to ensure that your family and pets will have a safe place to stay.

4. If you don't evacuate and your family and pets must wait out a disaster at home, so be sure identify a safe area of your home where you can all stay together.

5. Just as you should prepare a proper disaster kit for your family, you should do the same for your pets. Your pet disaster kit should include:

These are a few of the basic pet disaster plan ideas. For more details, go to The Humane Society of the United States Web site at www.hsus.org, and check with your local emergency management officials and your veterinarian.

Remember: If the conditions are unsafe for you, then they are also unsafe for your pets.

(Note: If you manufacture or distribute any Security, Safety, Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Defense or Crime Prevention related products, please send information on your product line for possible future reference in this column to: CrimePrevention123@yahoo.com.)

Copyright 2005 by Bruce Mandelblit

"Staying Safe" with Bruce Mandelblit is a regular column for the readers of NewsMax.com and NewsMax.com Magazine.

Bruce welcomes your thoughts. His e-mail address is: CrimePrevention123@yahoo.com.

Bruce is a nationally known security journalist, as well as a recently retired, highly decorated reserve Law Enforcement Officer. Bruce writes Staying Safe, a weekly syndicated column covering the topics of security, safety and crime prevention.

Bruce was commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel – the state's highest honor -- for his public service.

This column is provided for general information purposes only. Please check with your local law enforcement agency and legal professional for information specific to you and your jurisdiction.

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