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Emergency Directive for your Pet

old dog

What if a medical problem arises while your animal is in someone else’s care? Do they have clear instructions about what to do, who to call, who is your veterinarian?

What if they cannot get hold of you and the situation is severe enough that a decision on care or even worse, a decision on humane euthanasia needs to be made?

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Evacuating with a Cat

Maine Coon Cat

Too often following a disaster, Animal Emergency Response Teams are tasked with rescuing pets that were left behind during an evacuation. A hugely disproportionate number of these animals are cats.

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2013: Year in Emergency Review

Munchkin lion pose

The year 2013 brought many lessons in animal emergency preparedness.

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Who will care for your pets?

Ivy in arms

I was watching the snow fall the other day from the comfort of my living room couch. My outdoor work had been cancelled for the day but it got me thinking – what if the snow had started while I was at work and the roads were so bad that I could not get home or worse – I tried to get home and was involved in a car accident.

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Plan Ahead

Relaxed dog in crate

During an emergency or disaster, you may have to evacuate. Remember, if it is not safe for you, it is not safe for your pets. Plan ahead

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