In deciding how to handle a disaster, remember to include pets in your plans. The Community Animal Response and Evacuation group (C.A.R.E.)(link is external) and Pet Safe Coalition(link is external) are dedicated exclusively to helping your pet in disaster. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) published abrochure(link is external) for helping all kinds animals. A basic first aid kit for domestic pets(link is external) is available through PetSmart. Additional resources:
First aid kit checkslists
- American Red Cross Pet and Disaster Safety Checklist
- Humane Society disaster plan checklist
- FEMA guide for animals in disaster
If you’d like to become more involved in volunteering with animals in disaster, the Emergency Network of Los Angeles (ENLA)(link is external) is looking for new members for its Animal Services Committee(link is external).