DISASTER PREPAREDNESS QUIZ ANIMALS
Are you Prepared? Find out by taking our quiz:
Imagine that a police officer knocks at your door. A hurricane is quickly approaching and you have 45 minutes to evacuate.
If You Have Pets:
1. Can you gather all your pets and put them into carriers in time? Do you have carriers for all your pets?
2. Are all your pets wearing collars with a current rabies tag and ID tag with their name, your name, your telephone number, and an emergency telephone number?
3. If your pet escapes the carrier and becomes lost, could you provide a photograph?
4. Do you know where you can go with your pets in the event of an emergency evacuation? Do you know of any pet-friendly motels nearby?
5. Do you have your veterinarian’s telephone number or your list of emergency numbers, in case your dog or cat becomes ill?
If You Have Horses:
1. Can you have your horses loaded on the trailer ready to leave in time? Will your horse trailer hold all your horses?
2. Is your horse wearing a halter with his/her name, your name, your telephone number, and an emergency telephone number on it?
3. Do you know where you can go with your horses in the event of an emergency evacuation? Do you know where your local emergency equine shelter is located?
4. Do you have your horses’s Coggins tests in your emergency packet to present to the officer at the emergency shelter?
5. When you arrive at the emergency shelter to pick up your horse after several days, could you provide identification photos and descriptions from your emergency packet to prove ownership?
If You Have Farm Animals:
1. Can you evacuate your animals in time?
2. Have you mapped out an evacuation route (and an alternate route if necessary)?
3. Do you have a safe place to shelter your animals on your property, if you cannot evacuate them?
4. Do you have materials on hand to reinforce your barn and outbuildings?
5. Do you have a backup plan for feeding and watering your animals should your power be cutoff?
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