|Unfortunately, many of us may have to face a disaster at some time in our lives. Most of us
have a plan for ourselves and our family, but what about the four-legged and caged
members of our family? The Humane Society of the United Sates has very good little quiz
for you to take as a pet owner to assess your preparedness in case a disaster should will
be amazed at how much information you may actually be lacking.
Are you ready or are you Ready?
If you are like millions of animal owners nationwide, your pet is an important member of
your household. The likelihood that you and your animals will survive an emergency such
as a fire or flood, tornado or any other disaster depends largely on emergency planning
done today. Some of the things you can do to prepare for the unexpected, such as
assembling an animal emergency supply kit and developing a pet care buddy system, are
the same for any emergency. Whether you decide to stay put in an emergency or evacuate
to a safer location, you will need to make plans in advance for your pets. Keep in mind that
what's best for you is typically what's best for your animals.
If you must evacuate, take your pets with you if possible. However, if you are going to a
public shelter, it is important to understand that animals may not be allowed inside. Plan in
advance for shelter alternatives that will work for both you and your pets.
Make a back-up emergency plan in case you can't care for your animals yourself. Develop
a buddy system with neighbors, friends and relatives to make sure that someone is
available to care for or evacuate your pets if you are unable to do so. Be prepared to
improvise and use what you have on hand to make it on your own for at least three days,
The government has a website dedicated to preparing us for any emergency. Below you
will find a link to a very informative website which includes recipe for a Pet Emergency
Supply Kit. If you have any questions, please let us know.
Veterinarians and other animal health professionals work very hard to educate you, the
Some people are simply unaware of many aspects of animal care. On our Links page, you
can find many other valuable resources for educating yourselves. During this storm
season, we can offer medications to decrease your pet's anxiety. Please make an
appointment to discuss your options with the veterinarian today.
|We offer an on-line pharmacy for all your needs. If you have trouble getting to the hospital during our
regular hours, you can buy your prescription on-line and have it shipped to your home! Give us a call and
we can easily set this up for you!
Animal Hospital of Fate
1001 North W.E.Crawford (Highway 66 in Fate)
Rockwall, Texas 75087