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Saving Animals

The Animals are Counting on You

For many, pets are considered a member of the family.  The animals that don't live in people's homes are still valued by their owners too.  That is why, including all animals in your disaster planning is important.  RISE has provided helpful, lifesaving information below on how to safely evacuate and care for your animals during disasters.

Animal Supplies

Donated animal supplies are available during disasters, but it can take several days for then to start showing up.  So be prepared to feed and care for your animals for the first 72 hours.

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Comforting Animals

Disasters are hard on people and animals.  That is why it's important that you do everything you can to comfort animals and assure they are safe.

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How Many Animals

When you are feeling the stress of having to evacuate, it can be easy to forget important details - like locating and taking all your animals with you.

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Location of  Animals

The more animals you have spread throughout your home and property, having a checklist to use to locate them all when evacuating means getting all of you to safety in less time.


Missing Animals

One of people's worst fears is they will get separated from their animals during a disaster.  Knowing how and where to begin looking for them can get them back to you more quickly.


Sheltering Animals

Having a place to take your animals where they will be safe is a huge relief.  Temporary animal shelters will be set up, but it can take several days, so you need a back-up plan.

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Transporting Animals

Planning ahead on how you can get all your animals safely evacuated can save precious time as well as the life of your animals.

Don't Leave Them Behind!

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