“Tornado season in North Texas runs from January 1st through December 31st.” ~Jesus Jimenez, Staff Writer at the Dallas Morning News
Emergencies can be a scary time for humans and animals alike. While disasters may be rare, some can lead to the evacuation of your home for periods as short as days to permanent relocation. You may not be able to keep all of your prized possessions safe but keeping your animals safe doesn’t have to be a guessing game. Here are some Emergency Preparedness Tips to keep your pets safe in all situations:
These stickers will allow rescue workers to know that there are pets inside your home. Place your sticker where it would be visible to rescuers (like a front window or door). Make sure to have the number of pets in your home and Vet information. If possible after you evacuate with your pets write EVACUATED onto the sticker. To order one for your home visit the website for the ASPCA or a local pet store.
Do not leave your pets behind in an emergency, if a location isn’t safe for you it is not safe for your pet.
If there is an impending emergency always listen to the recommendations of state and local officials. Even if you think you will only be gone from home for a day or two, assume the worst and prepare for a couple weeks.
The following are the recommendations provided by the ASPCA. To minimize evacuation time, take these simple steps:
Stay safe, Dallas!
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