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- Need to prepare for a pet? If it is a cat, a bird or a snake the Red Cross has developed a disaster plan for your small pet. Remember your Red Cross disaster shelter cannot accept pets.
Pets and Disaster »
- Do you want to stay prepared and learn how to help? See how far animal disaster preparedness has come in the years since hurricane Katrina. Learn what to do for horses and livestock. Get information on how you can help.
The Humane Society of America »
- Want to learn about the latest news on the American Veterinary Medical Association disaster preparedness activities? Educational materials are available to help provide animal owners and others in preparing for animal safety in the event of a disaster.
American Veterinary Medical Association »
- Are you just a canine owner? If so learn what the American kennel club recommends for disaster preparedness. The AKC understands that the bond with our animals influences human behavior in times of crisis.
American Kennel Club »
- Would you like quick access to a pamphlet you can print and keep with you? See what the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has put together. A consultation with the largest organizations overseeing pets, a quick brief on how to prepare.
Department of Homeland Security »
- What will you do if your pet needs first aid during an emergency? Find out how to care for your pet when you are unable to take your pet in to have someone else care for them during an emergency. How to access additional information from the Red Cross for your pet.
Pet First Aid »
- Should we take our pets with us or leave them behind if we must evacuate? Remember, our pets need our help in order to survive. Follow some simple guidance recommended by FEMA.
Information for Pet Owners »
- Would you like a quick list and access to links to additional information? The Governor's Office of Emergency Services has provided a short punch list and access to additional information.
- Do you need extra brochures or would like to take a quiz to see how well you're prepared? The Humane Society of the United States has compiled information on how to prepare, what to do during the disaster, and how to help your pets after the disaster has struck.
Humane Society of America - Preparedness for Pets »
- Need just a quick tip sheet? This one-page PDF gives you a quick overview to add to your disaster plan.
Tips for Pet Owners »
- You have birds, reptiles or livestock and you need a disaster preparedness and response planning guide? Then the California Department of food and agriculture has disaster planning information for you. Get this information now while you have access to it and keep a hard copy on hand should you need to deal with a large animal.
Food and Agriculture »
- I have animals but they are sheep, goats, llamas, and pigs so what do I do? Maybe you are just new to keeping these types of animals. Maybe you're looking for a barnyard animal rescue plan or you would just like to learn more about their food and water requirements during a disaster. The American Red Cross is here to help.
Barnyard Animal Rescue Plan »