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Disaster prep should include pets

posted April 2nd, 2014 by
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We are just barely into spring, and already the potential for severe weather has presented itself.

Most Oklahoma families have disaster plans for emergencies, especially tornadoes, but does your plan include your pets?

If not, take a few minutes to look over some of these disaster prep ideas by the Humane Society. They include disaster planning for pets, horses, farm animals, tornadoes and everyday emergencies.

Some of the most important points to remember:

• If it isn’t safe for you to be outside, it isn’t safe for your pet to be outside.

• Make sure all of your pets are microchipped, wearing ID tags or both. And make sure the info is current.

• Keep pet food and extra water, along with leashes, first aid supplies and any medications your pets need in your storm shelter or safe room.

• Have current photos of all of your pets on your phone, just in case.

- Lauren Cavagnolo, [email protected]