animals for emergencies
significance of animals within our communities is apparent everywhere. At any time of day dogs can be seen out on
walks. Pets go for car rides with their
owners, and dogs find freedom chasing balls in parks. Inside homes, cats bask in the windows,
children play with guinea pigs, and fish tanks adorn living room walls. Pets are an important part of our lives.
Upon first glance, your companion animal
may appear to be well cared for. They
are socialized, eat healthy, and groomed regularly. But would your pets be protected in the event
of an emergency? Please take a moment to
ask yourself the following questions:
- Will your dog survive an accident while riding
loose in the car?
- Will your cats be safe if a basement fire starts
when you are at work?
- Will the new puppy in the neighborhood survive
traffic after she slips out the back door?
- Will the family fish live when the electricity
goes out in the middle of winter?
- Will you have room in the car for animals when
your neighborhood is ordered to evacuate due to a chemical spill?
We all care greatly for our pets. However, protecting animals against the
unexpected is easy to overlook. In
recent years we have been inundated with information on how to prepare ourselves
in the event of an emergency. Companion
animals deserve just as much careful planning, and with a few simple steps we
can help return the love they share with us every day.
Education Programs is currently helping people prepare their animals for
emergencies. Programs are available for
school groups, neighborhood associations, youth organizations and individuals.
If you would like information on
preparing your animals in the event of an emergency, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the Schedule a Program form on this website.
please join together in recognizing the importance of
animals in our communities
their safety is our responsibility
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