Preparing Your Pets

During a disaster is it important to make sure your pets are safe. Below are a few links that will take you to sites with information on how to prepare and protect your pets in case of a disaster. 

ready.govREADY.GOV: Launched in February 2003, Ready is a National public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to promote preparedness through public involvement.

This site has great information on making a plan and building kits. To visit their website, click here

ASPCATHE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS: ASPCA was the first humane society to be established in North America. They were founded on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans and must be protected under the law. The ASPCA mission, as stated by founder Henry Bergh in 1866, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.”

They have a very informative disaster preparedness page. To visit this page, click here


MARIN HORSE COUNCIL: MHC is a nonprofit organization that serves to protect and preserve the equestrian presence in Marin County. They are a central coalition of horse oriented individuals, groups, businesses and professionals. 

To get more information from their website, please click here


AMERICAN HUMANE: American Humane is an organization that is committed to ensuring the safety, welfare and well-being of animals. They are first to serve, wherever animals are in need of rescue, shelter, protection or security. Through their innovative leadership initiatives, the American Humane sets the gold standard as the most visionary and effective animal welfare organization in the nation. They have a great Disaster Preparedness for Pet Owners page. 

To visit their website, please click here


FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY: FEMA is a branch within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Their mission is to support citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards.

FEMA shares a very informative brochure with information for pet owners. To download the brochure, please click here

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