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Animals & Pets


Evacuation Kits:

  • 3-7 days' worth of dry and canned (pop-top) food*

  • Two-week supply of medicine*

  • At least 7 days' supply of water

  • Feeding dish and water bowl

  • Litter, litter pan, and scoop (shirt box with plastic bag works well for pan)

  • Newspaper, paper towels, and trash bags

  • Household chlorine beach or disinfectant

  • Identification papers including proof of ownership

  • Medical records and medication instructions

  • Emergency contact list, including veterinarian and pharmacy

  • Crate or pet carrier labeled with your contact information

  • Extra collar/harness with ID tags and leash

  • Muzzle

  • Favorite toys and treats

Identification for your pet

  • Microchip (the best way to identify your pet)

  • Keep Microchip Information updated.

  • Tags and Collar (Name, address and phone number)

  • Waterproof pouch attached to collar with identification information inside.

  • Many reptiles may be marked with a permanent felt-tipped marker.

  • Clear identification on cage/housing for confined animals.

  • Keep current photographs of your animals in the evacuation kit for identification purposes.



  • Transportation of pet birds is best accomplished using small, secure, covered carriers to avoid injury.

  • If traveling in cold weather, always warm the interior of your vehicle before moving your bird(s) from the house to the vehicle.

  • Transfer your bird(s) to a standard cage upon arrival at the evacuation site; covering the cage may reduce stress; make the transfer in a small, enclosed room to reduce the risk of escape.

  • Necessary dietary supplements, plant mister for cooling birds in hot weather, hot water bottle for warming birds in cold weather, materials to line the bottom of the cage, cage perch, toys.


  • Transportation with pillowcase, cloth sack, or small transport carrier.

  • If possible, promote defecation before transporting the animal (for example, allow tortoises, lizards, or snakes to soak in a shallow water bath before bagging or caging).

  •  Transfer your pet to a secure cage at the evacuation site as soon as possible and if appropriate.

  •  In addition to the pertinent items listed under small animal evacuation kit, include: essential dietary supplements, water bowl for soaking, spray bottle for misting heating pad

  •  Battery-operated heat source or other appropriate heat source extra batteries appropriate handling gloves.

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