Are you prepared for emergencies? I live in Indiana and we have seen our share of tornadoes. It scares me to think that I could be separated from my girls should a natural disaster occur.
Each time there is a natural disaster, the PetSmart Charities® Emergency Relief team springs into action to help. They have been there for thousands of families in a number of ways when emergencies hit and they want you to be prepared in case something should happen to you and your family!
Our friends at PetSmart Charities® sent us an Emergency Relief Prep Starter Kit to help us get started. Our kit contained a Tee, Pen, a PetSmart Charities® Stress Ball shaped like their Emergency Relief Waggin’® vehicles, window decals (to alert emergency personnel that you have pets in your home and to please save them), and tips to help complete the kit.
PetSmart Charities® and Doggies and Stuff suggests the following be added to your kit:
- Your pet’s food, water and medications. I suggest getting in touch with your dog food brand of choice and ask them to send you samples. Those are easy to store in these containers. If you can’t get samples, place enough food for a few nights in an air-tight container and label with the expiration date. Mark on your calendar when the food expires, so you can switch it out. I also recommend a couple of bottles of water.
- Contact information of your veterinarian in case you need to board your pet.
- Information on feeding schedules, medical conditions and behavioral problems. If you pet needs to stay somewhere without you their information will be right there, so they can properly care for your pet.
- Current photos of your pets with their information and your contact information.
- A blanket or transportable bed, portable/collapsible water bowl and toy/Kong to help with your pet’s stress.
Other helpful information recommended by PetSmart Charities®, American Red Cross and American Veterinary Medical Association:
- Keep your dogs (adults and puppies) securely leashed outside your home and when traveling in the car.
- Always transport cats and kittens in carriers.
- Don’t leave pets unattended anywhere they might run off.
- Contact Hotels and motels outside your area about their pet policies and any restrictions on number of pets, size, species. Ask if “no pet” policy can be waived in an emergency situation. Keep this list in your kit for easy access.
PetSmart Charities® is encouraging everyone to create a emergency preparedness plan specifically for our pets, so we can all be ready! Most stores have containers for sale in various sizes. Choose your size wisely but take into consideration the amount of pets and their sizes. One thing you can do is to get all of the items that you would put in your Emergency Relief Prep Kit together and then determine the size container you need. Keep your kit in a place that will be quick and easy to grab.
I hope you will start creating your Emergency Relief Kit after reading this post. PetSmart Charities® and Doggies and Stuff is giving one family a head start by giving away an Emergency Relief Prep Starter Kit!
WIN IT: One (1) winner will receive an Emergency Relief Prep Starter Kit:
A Square Smart Store Container (Small), PetSmart Charities® Emergency Relief Tee (XL), Pen, a PetSmart Charities® Stress Ball (shaped like their Emergency Relief Waggin’® vehicles), Window Decals (to alert emergency personnel that you have pets in your home and to please save them), and tips.
DATES: June 25 -July 13, 2013 (Midnight, EST)
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Disclaimer: I received an emergency relief starter kit from PetSmart Charities. This post contains my honest opinions of the products we received.