Family Pet Emergency Plan

Keep this plan, a photo of your pet, another photo with you or your family, and your pet’s vaccination and veterinary records with your pet emergency kit. Put a copy of all these items with your important family papers. Update information as you replace food and water supplies every 6 months.

 Your Pet’s Information
Pet’s name:    
Microchip/License #:  

 

Type of pet:   
Breed:    


Age:
Color:

 Veterinary Information
Veterinarian:      
Address:
Phone:
 Medical or behavior problems:    

Pet’s medication
and doses:

Sheltering Information:  If you have to evacuate, take your pets with you. However, it is important to understand that animals may not be allowed in a public emergency shelter. Below, list options for pet-friendly lodging (hotels or motels) and long-term boarding options. Long-term boarding could include veterinarians, boarding kennels, animal shelters, or friends/family who don’t need to evacuate their home.

 Pet-friendly lodging
Name:   
Name:  
Address:    
Address:
Phone:
Phone:
 Boarding options
Name:   
Name:   
Address:    
Address:
Phone:
Phone:

Pet Emergency Kit:  Just like their owners, pets will need an emergency kit with enough food and water for 2 to 3 weeks after a disaster. Food and water in the kit should be replaced every 6 months and kept in a container that’s easy to access (consider a rolling suitcase or backpack). Other items:
▢Pet 1st aid kit & book  ▢Medications, flea treatments   ▢Non-spill bowls   ▢Manual can opener   ▢Carrier with pet’s name and yours  ▢ID tags   ▢Extra harness and leash   ▢Pet toys   ▢Familiar bedding or blanket   ▢Treats  ▢Garbage bags for cleanup  ▢Grooming items
Especially for cats:   ▢Disposable litter trays, litter and scoop ▢Pillowcase ▢Anti-stress remedies, such as Bach's Rescue Remedy
Especially for dogs: ▢Cage liner (e.g., newspapers)  ▢Pet shampoo  ▢Muzzle  ▢Paper towels and disinfectant

Adapted by PREP with permission from plan by Multnomah County Emergency Management, Portland