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Animal preparedness

Service animals are especially important for many people with disabilities and the services they provide will be even more critical in emergency situations.

It is particularly important to include pet needs in evacuation planning, as many shelters will not be able to accommodate animals other than those assisting people with disabilities.



Pet Disaster Supplies Kit

Whether you are away from home for a day or a week, your pet will need essential supplies. Keep items in an accessible place and store them in sturdy, waterproof containers that can be carried easily. The American Red Cross recommends that your pet disaster supplies kit includes:

Additional information is available at the following web sites:

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