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Websites that offer good disaster preparedness.

barbara hums - Friday, September 21, 2012

It is always a great idea to be ready if disaster strikes.  The following websites offer good suggestions and ideas to keep your dog or pets safe during a disaster.  Please take a few minutes to review these sites and see what steps might make your dog safe and comfortable during a disaster.

From Japan to the Southeast, animals along with their humans have been battling some tough conditions recently.   After a disaster is not when you want to be regretting not being prepared to save your beloved pets.   Prepare now!
Here are some web resources that can help you keep your pets safe in the event of an emergency or disaster:
American Red Cross
There is a booklet called Pet First Aid that you can get at your local Red Cross office.  Many of the local Red Cross offices offer a course on Pet First Aid so you can properly handle medical emergencies.   There’s also a PDF called “Pets and Disaster Safety Checklist” on the website (search for “pets disaster preparedness”).    
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals(ASPCA)
Go to their website and search for “emergency pet preparedness.”
American Veterinary Medical Association -
This page describes several publications designed to help veterinarians and other animal lovers prepare for animal safety in the event of a disaster.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

United Animal Nations -
This page describes the Emergency Animal Rescue Service (EARS), a United Animal Nations’ program that aims to save disaster-stricken animals.