Something we never seem to be prepared for is natural disasters. We should be thinking about ways to protect ourselves, our families and our pets before anything tragic does ever happen. Most of us are not prepared for the onset of any type of disaster and we should. We should all have a plan in line should there be a fire, tornado, hurricane, or any type of natural disaster that could ultimately mean life and death to those we love.
In the midst of all the panic, we certainly do not want to forget the pets that we love as well. I tell you for sure, I would run out with the clothes on my back and our three little dogs in our arms. Nothing else matters. We never ever know when a storm or other disaster can hit. That is why it is imperative to have a plan in mind prior to any catastrophe.
We obviously cannot prevent a disaster from happening . . . but we can be prepared to keep our loved was as safe as possible. There are two types of disasters, natural and manmade. Most natural disasters can be predicted, such as knowing when hurricane and storm season is, as meteorologists track them for days and weeks. Of course, that doesn’t mean we can prevent it . . . but it helps a little to be prepared. Earth quakes and tornados do come with little warning.
Manmade disasters are unpredictable such as arson, accidents and terrorism.
There are a few tips that have been compiled by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which has partnered with the Humane Society of the United States to help protect pets during emergencies. The tips can help during such disasters as hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, floods and wildfires. For a complete informative article on what to do in a disaster, read http://www.petplace.com/dogs/be-dog-prepared-for-disaster/page1.aspx
Time and knowledge is of the essence and do not waste time when it comes to your loved ones, including your pets. Study these tips now so that when faced in the midst of a disaster you can be the one to calmly and safely bring your loved ones to a safe place. Don’t wait until a disaster hits. You won’t have time to read instructions in the midst of turmoil and your family . . . and your pets depend on you.
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