Tip of the Week: Hurricane Preparedness—Safe Places for Pets
It’s Hurricane Season. How can you provide assistance for those pet owners who most need your help?
Connect with local social service agencies to identify the pet owners who may most need your help in the event of an emergency or disaster—the elderly and disabled. As medical shelters do not permit pets, and pet-friendly shelters may require owners to be self-sufficient with hands-on care, your agency may be the central place these pet owners turn to in times of crisis. If your shelter is hurricane-safe and has capacity, offer to shelter these pets or build your foster network to include assistance to provide temporary foster homes.
Have you sheltered pets from a storm? Please share your experiences in the comment box.
We’ll meet you here every Monday for tips we’ve gleaned and seen that may make your life a little easier, make a routine process go a little faster or deliver some extra comfort for the animals in your care.