This post is sponsored by Hill’s Food, Shelter, & Love® Initiative and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping Promote National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day, but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article. #PetPrepared
Back in March, we adopted a dog for our family. We came across this rescue organization that gets pets ready for a new home. Most of them are muts and are in need of a loving home. Our kids love him and we have so much fun playing with him and watching him enjoy his new home.
Most animal shelters are already full of dogs and cats waiting to be adopted and when a disaster happens many animals get displaced and are taken in by animal shelters until their owners can be found.
A disaster is stressful enough but to also lose your furry friend can make it even more stressful. As pet owners, there are some things we can do to prepare for a disaster to make sure our pets stay safe too!
Pet Disaster Go-Kit
- First Aid supplies
- 3-day supply of pet food in a waterproof container and bottled water
- Waste disposal bags
- collar and leash
- List of pet medications, vet information, feeding routine, etc
- Favorite toys, blanket, etc to help them feel at home no matter where they are.
It is also important to have your dog microchipped or has their current ID tag and all his vaccines up to date. Know of a pet-friendly place you can stay if your family is displaced. And make sure you have a picture of your pet with your in case you are separated.
Even the most prepared families get separated from their pets. So when disaster does strike, it is nice to know that our pets will be taken care of. The Hill’s Disaster Relief Network is positioned to quickly respond with shipments of pet food to communities impacted by disaster.
They have had this first-of-its-kind national network since 2013 as an extension of its Food, Shelter & Love® program. In the last three years, the Hill’s network has delivered free pet food to more than 60 different shelters and veterinary clinics across the country in response to 25 major incidents – including floods in Colorado, fires in Idaho and Arizona, the fertilizer plant explosion in Texas, the mudslide in Washington state and tornadoes in the central and southern regions of the country.
Mark your calendars for FEMA National Pet Disaster Preparedness Day on May 14 and create your own Animal Disaster Preparedness Plan!
About Hills Food:
The Hill’s Food, Shelter & LoveTM program is a living, breathing example of how we live out our mission statement on a daily basis and is based on four pillars: Volunteer, Donate, Choose and Adopt
Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love® program provided over $280 million worth of food to nearly 1,000 shelters, 365 days a year helping over 8 million pets find a new home…and counting. All pets deserve proper, balanced nutrition.
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