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Tips to keep your pet safe in disaster situations
Lynn Jasnoch from the Heartland Pet Connection spoke with News 5 about tips to keep your pets safe during disaster situations.
Amy West: Just like a family member, you want to keep your pets safe during these disaster times.
Lynn Jasnoch: Exactly. Most people around these parts prepare for tornadoes and things like that. But we also need to prepare for blizzards and, unfortunately, they could be coming any day now. The best thing to do to prepare for your pet is to get a big tote and put extra dog food, bottled water, blankets, any extra medication your pet, vaccination records because if you have to leave, you need to take your dog to a boarding facility, make sure that all you need to do is grab that tote. Leash and collars, any kind of pet carrier you may need, anything you can get or do to make your pet more comfortable in that time of need.
Amy: Yeah, we think of those things when we start preparing for ourselves. We have our own little backpacks or luggage, whatever it maybe in case of an emergency. But sometimes we may forget about these pets that need just as much.
Lynn: Exactly. And let's say you are displaced and have to go to family or friend's house make sure you have a carrier or some kind of crate if you have a dog or a cat that they can stay in there. Just because your dog is allowed to roam free at your house, it may not be the case at someone else's or a motel or things of that nature. So we just want to make sure that in a disaster your pet is ready, you are ready, everybody is safe.
Amy: You're ready for all scenarios.
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