Keeping Your Pets Safe in an Earthquake

With the recent Utah earthquakes, animal shelters have an urgent reminder to pet owners to get their pets ready in case an earthquake hits close to home.

The Humane Society of Utah says over 60 percent of Utahns are pet owners. One thing you can do right away is make sure your pets’ ID is up to date. Another idea before the big one hits Utah, you may want to call your local shelter and veterinarian to see if you can keep your pet there.

The Humane Society also recommends: 

  • 7-days worth of bottled water for each pet.
  • 7-days worth of canned (pop-top) or dry food for each pet.
  • Pet feeding dishes and water bowls.
  • Extra collars and tags, harnesses and leashes for all pets.
  • Copies of pet medical and vaccination records.
  • A 2-week supply of medication and copy of any current prescriptions.
  • A recent photo of you with your pet.
  • A crate or traveling carrier large enough for your pet to stand up and turn around. Label the crate with your pet’s name, your name and contact information.
  • Disposable litter trays with litter for cats and extra cage liners for dogs.
  • Tools and supplies for sanitation and waste cleanup.
  • Pet first-aid kit and guide book (ask your vet what to include).

    Source: KSL

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