Pet Pause: Taking care of your pet in the event of an emergency
by Natalie Sparacio
WAKE UP WISCONSIN (WAOW)-- Every Wednesday morning on Wake Up Wisconsin we have our "Pet Pause" segment, it's a segment that offers helpful tips and advice on taking care of pets.
Dolores Glytas from Wisconsin Federated came on the show this morning to talk about being prepared with pets, in the event of a disaster.
Disaster Preparedness for Pets
First and Foremost : If you evacuate, take your pets! Once you leave, you have no way of knowing how long you may be kept out of the area.
All pets should have current I. D. ! Tags, or better yet a micro chip.
Have carriers ready and with pet's current information attached. with current photos, and a description of your pet in case you are separated. Make sure to have harnesses, collars, and leashed ready to go as well.
Have a pet's disaster kit ready: a 3 day supply of- food, water, bowl, medications, copy of medical records, first aid kit, litter box.
Find a safe place ahead of time: contact hotels out of your area and check on pet policies. It's important to keep this information handy. Check with family or friends to stay with along with your pets.
Incase you are not home make arrangements well in advance with a trusted neighbor to take care of pets.
As disaster approaches keep pets inside and in a room where you can grab them and emergency supplies fast.