Pet and Animal Emergency Planning
Does your family’s emergency plan include your animals? Planning and preparation are critical when it comes to protecting the health of your family, pets and livestock. Napa CART has lists of recommended items for your Pet and Home Emergency Kits. The AVMA provides free electronic downloads of their publication, Saving the Whole Family. This booklet includes detailed information on assembling emergency kits and plans for a wide variety of animal species.
Our own Napa County provides directions for creating Disaster Planning and First Aid Kits for large and small animals.
UC Davis Veterinary Medicine International Animal Welfare Training Institute provides a number of training opportunities and online resources at their website, including DANR's Guide to Disaster Preparedness. Please see the Disaster Preparedness guidelines for pet and livestock owners, beginning on page 81.
The Department of Homeland Security's Ready.gov website has an entire section devoted to emergency planning for your pets and animals.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention also provides helpful information on Disaster Preparedness for your pets.
Review the Napa CART Individual Disaster Preparedness Presentation for an outline of preparedness planning information.
Are you Ready for Wildfire?
The Napa Communities FireWise Foundation created the comprehensive, yet easy-to-understand Defensible Space Planning and Preparation Guide to guide wildfire preparation around your home or farm.
Our thanks to Halter Sonoma for sharing this checklist on flood safety.
Iowa State University provide Flood Safety recommendations for both pets and livestock.