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Pets: Emergency preparedness in case of earthquake, fire, etc.

Do you have an emergency preparedness plan for your pets? (Karl Nielsen)
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I just received the NEWS RELEASE below – “9.0 Japanese Earthquake reminds Us Emergency Preparedness Is Critical” — from the City of Los Angeles Department of Animal Services. The information it contains is VERY important. It could help save the life of your pet(s) (and you!) during an emergency. /Gary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Emergency Preparedness for Pets
Safety Planning in Case of Fire, Heavy Rain or Earthquake

The recent 9.0 earthquake in Japan reminds us that natural disasters can strike at any time and without advance warning. During Hurricane Katrina in 2005, we learned that people will risk their lives and endanger their own safety to stay with their pets during natural disasters. “One of the big lessons after Katrina was that we must prepare all members of our family for possible disasters, including planning for our family pets,” said General Manager Brenda Barnette.

Here are a few simple tips that could save your life and the life of your pet, too:
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Posted on Wednesday, March 16th, 2011
Under: Birds, Cats, dogs, Earthquakes, Pets, Pets & Quakes, Pets in Danger | 2 Comments »

Free Disaster Preparedness Guide For Pet Owners

Dog trapped on roof by flooding. Noah’s Wish photo.
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Each year two to three million people in the U.S. are affected by disasters.

Both natural and man-made disasters have made it clear that pet owners need to have a plan in case of an unforeseen tragedy.

The National Association of Professional Pet Sitters has created such a plan designed to provide you with educational and reference tools to help guide you through natural and man-made disasters.
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Posted on Friday, April 17th, 2009
Under: Birds, Disaster plan for pets, Disasters, Pets, Pets & Quakes, Pets in Danger, Reptiles | No Comments »

DID YOUR PETS FEEL EARTHQUAKE?

How did your pets react to the earthquake? I’m doing a column on pets and earthquakes. Use “Post a comment” below, or click on “Comments,” or e-mail garybug@infionline.net. Please include your city. Thanks/Gary

Posted on Friday, July 20th, 2007
Under: Pets & Quakes | 10 Comments »