Do you have a plan for your pet in case of an emergency? Natural disasters, accidents, and illnesses can catch us off guard, but don’t worry, read on for some suggestions to ensure the safety and security of your pet.
- Display a Pet Alert sticker conspicuously near the entrance to your home.
- Prepare a "go-bag" for you and your pet(s) and store it where you can easily grab it and go in case of an emergency.
- Microchip your pet and make sure the number is registered with Petwatch Found Animals. Confirm that your contact information is correct and periodically check to make sure it is up-to-date. This will ensure that, even if your pet loses its collar or tags, shelters and veterinary hospitals can scan the chip and reunite them with you.
- Speak to an attorney or estate planner about making a provision in your will, or creating a pet trust, to designate a person, rescue, or shelter to care for your pet in the event that you can no longer do so.