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Pet Preparedness Social Media Toolkit

The Pet Preparedness Social Media Toolkit has safety and preparedness messages you can share on your social media channels. You can either copy these messages directly or customize them to reach your audience.

What you should know about Pet Preparedness

  • Include your pets in your emergency plans

  • Build a separate emergency kit for your pets

  • Make sure and keep digital records and/or pictures to identify your pet after a disaster in case you become separated

  • Create a list of places that accept pets if an emergency happens

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General

Emergency Kit

  • Take time to refresh your pets emergency kit-check water, food, & make sure their favorite toy is included to reduce stress www.ready.gov/pets  

  • Pets need an emergency supply kit too. View what items should go in it: www.ready.gov/pets #PetPreparedness

  • A pet supply kit should contain the basics for survival like pet food and water. #PetPreparedness

  • Put a favorite toy, treats or bedding in your pet’s emergency kit to help reduce their stress. #PetPreparedness

  • Add extra pet food & water to your grocery list to update your pet's emergency kit. #PetPreparedness

  • Food, water, collar, veterinary records are some items for your pet’s emergency kit. More at: www.ready.gov/animals #PetPreparedness

  • Take care of farm friends in an emergency.  Pack emergency items for them too, including vehicles and trailers. #PetPreparedness

  • Keep your pets' vet’s name and vaccination records handy in case of emergency. #PetPreparedness

  • Don't forget a pooper scooper, cat litter, or plastic bags in your pets' emergency kit! #PetPreparedness

Evacuation

  • Practice evacuating in the car with your animals, so they’re more comfortable if you need to evacuate in an emergency. #PetPreparedness

  • If officials tell you to evacuate before a storm, don't leave pets behind! https://www.ready.gov/animals #PetPreparedness

  • Get your pet familiar with their carrier before #severewx hits in case you need to evacuate with them quickly. #PetPreparedness

  • Animals left behind in a disaster can easily be lost or injured--always take them with you if evacuate. #PetPreparedness

  • If you evacuate your home take your pets & their supplies with you. www.ready.gov/pets  #PetPreparedness

Shelter

  • Make a list & check it twice. List the address & number of all the places you can take your pet in an emergency. #PetPreparedness

  • Find out in advance where you can take your pets when an emergency happens in your community https://www.gopetfriendly.com/ #PetPreparedness

  • Identify pet shelters now before the next emergency: https://www.ready.gov/animals #PetPreparedness

  • Pets displaced by a disaster are frequently kept in shelters or held by local orgs. Find a contact ahead of time. #PetPreparedness

Identification

  • Keep that cute selfie of you & your pet in your emergency kit to prove ownership. #PetPreparedness

  • Does your pet have ID? Put your name and contact information on your pet’s ID tag in case you’re separated in an emergency. #PetPreparedness

  • A picture is worth a thousand words. Take a current photo of your pet in case you get separated during a disaster. #PetPreparedness

  • Tip: Include the number of an out of town relative on your pet’s ID tag. #PetPreparedness

  • Think about “microchipping” your pet. These permanent implants help locate your pet following a disaster. #PetPreparedness

  • Tip: Keep your pets’ microchip registration info current so you can be contacted if your pet gets lost in a disaster. #PetPreparedness

  • After a disaster, don’t allow your pets to roam loose. Landmarks may have been changed & your pet could become disoriented. #PetPreparedness

Seasonal

Keeping Animals Safe When It’s Hot

  • Never leave pets in the car! Temperatures rise quickly even with the windows down and can be deadly for your pet. #HeatSafety

  • #BeatTheHeat indoors, check on neighbors & always call 911 if you see a pet or child in a hot car.
  • Be sure your pets have access to plenty of water, especially when it’s hot. #PetPreparedness #HeatSafety #BeattheHeat
  • Make sure your pet has plenty of shady places to go when outdoors. #PetPreparedness #HeatSafety #BeattheHeat

  • CAUTION:  Test sidewalks with your hand. If it’s too hot for your hand, it’s probably too hot for your pet. #PetPreparedness #HeatSafety

  • Avoid exercising with your pet outside on extremely hot days #PetPreparedness #HeatSafety

Keeping Animals Safe When It’s Cold

  • When you're cold your pets are cold. Bring pets inside during cold weather! #WinterSafety

  • Always bring your pets inside when it’s freezing outside. #WinterSafety

  • When the temperature drop remember to bring your pets inside. If you see animals outside call your local humane society or 311 if available.

  • Don't forget to wipe your dog’s paws! Ice-melting chemicals can make your pet sick. #PetPreparedness

  • Your pet may think antifreeze is sweet, but it’s not a dessert! Keep your pet safe this winter: http://bit.ly/1vKcaws #PetPreparedness

  • Bring your furry friends inside when temperatures take a dip! #PetPreparedness

  • #ColdWeather Tip: Bring your furry friends inside. Move livestock to sheltered areas with non-frozen drinking water. #PetPreparedness

  • Make sure pets are inside & out of the #snow. If you see pets wandering outside call your local animal control agency. #PetPreparedness