Pets in an Emergency
What do you do with your pets in a disaster?
Your Upper Dublin Emergency Management Team is committed to serving your whole family, including your pets. Natural and man made disasters are a fact of life. Plan before a crisis occurs. Many area evacuation shelters run by the American Red Cross at local schools now accept people with their pets. Pets are kept crated in a separate area.
- KEEP ID, VACCINATION TAGS AND RECORDS UP-TO-DATE
- Have a pet evacuation kit that includes items specific to your type of pet (see guide on documents page).
- Contact your Veterinarian for a list of preferred boarding kennels and facilities.
- Identify hotels and motels inside and outside your immediate location that accept pets.
- Ask friends and relatives outside your immediate area if they are willing to house your pet.
- American Humane Society
- American Red Cross
- American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
- American Veterinary Medical Association
Questions can be directed to (215) 643-1600.
Pet Evacuation Guide
Guide-Pets and Disasters (85.9 KiB)
Being prepared for emergencies can reduce the fear, panic, and inconvenience that surrounds a disaster.