Preparing Pets in Emergencies


Disaster KitAfter the devastating Bundaberg Flood early in 2013, it became apparent that there were many people who were unprepared for what do do with their precious pets in the event of another natural disaster.

Did you know that animal ownership was the number one reason for failed evacuations during the QLD Floods in 2011 and in Victoria’s Bush Fires?

We have listed below some measure you could put in place for such a situation:

  • Update Pet Records (Microchip register/council register/vaccinations/ID tags)
  • Prepare a pet Evacuation Kit
  • Sign up to local emergency update sources to stay on top of alerts and messages
  • Take photos of your pets and unusual markings
  • Check tyres on horse trailers for large animal evacuation

It is also very important to have an evacuation kit ready for your pet. If you would like to purchase a first aid kit for your pet, we have them for sale at our surgery for $34.50.  You may prefer to gather your own together, and we have listed below some important items to put in such a kit:

PET’s Emergency Evacuation Kit

  • Leads, Harnesses, Muzzles
  • Food and Water (3 day supply)
  • Medications
  • Medical ID Records
  • Poo-bags, Cat litter and tray
  • Cages, Beds and Toys
  • ID Tags and photos