September Is National Disaster Preparedness Month

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Experts agree that every family should have their own disaster plan and many do.  Unfortunately, many families forget to include their pets in the plan and that’s how they become separated from their pets, sometimes for good.

September is National Disaster Preparedness Month, so why not seriously put together a plan to take care of your pets if the unthinkable happens?

FEMA has assembled some phenomenal information about disaster preparedness that will walk you through how to prepare for a disaster and how to handle the aftermath.  FEMA has also put together a great disaster fact sheet that is easy to refer to in an emergency situation.

The occurrence of pets being left behind in a disaster is so prevalent, that FEMA even offers a free online course to train people on how to take care of animals in a disaster.  You’ll find it here.

 

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