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Disaster Supply Kit for Pets

It's important to remember our pets when we are creating a family disaster supply kit. A few supplies to consider including in your kit are:

  • Pet first-aid kit and guide book (ask your vet what to include, or visit the ASPCA Store to buy one online)
  • 3-7 days' worth of canned or dry food (be sure to rotate this supply every two months)
  • Disposable litter trays 
  • Litter or paper toweling, plastic bags, and spray disinfectant for waste cleanup
  • Liquid dish soap and disinfectant
  • Disposable garbage bags for cleanup
  • Pet feeding dishes and a can opener for canned food
  • Extra collar or harness, as well as an extra leash
  • Photocopies of medical records and a waterproof container to keep documents safe and dry
  • A 2-week supply of any medication your pet requires
  • Bottled water, at least 7 days' worth for each person and pet 
  • A traveling bag, crate, or sturdy carrier (ideally one for each pet)
  • Flashlight
  • Blankets (for scooping up a fearful pet)
  • Recent photos of your pet (in case you are separated and need assistance in locating your pet)
  • Cats: pillowcase or EvackSack, toys, scoopable litter
  • Dogs: Extra least, chew toys, a week's worth of cage liner
  • List of hotels in the area that are pet friendly (and a list for any areas that you may evacuate to)
  • List of boarding kennels in the area (and a list for any areas that you may evacuate to)
  • List of veterinary offices in the area (and a list for any areas that you may evacuate to)
  • List of animal shelters and humane societies in the area (and a list for any areas that you may evacuate to)
  • Detailed instructions for the care of your pet in case you are unable to provide care

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