Crisis Checklist: Saving Your Pets Life When Disaster Strikes
Help could not come soon enough for the residents of New Orleans and the surrounding Gulf areas. But for devoted animal owners rescue came at a priceleave your pet behind. Having a plan in place before disaster strikes can save both you and your pets lives. Heres what to do now.
General Helpful Hints
1 If you live in an apartment, consider putting an animals inside sign on your door. In case of fire, your pets chances of survival may increase if the firemen know.
2 Keep carrying cases, leads, etc. in an easily accessible location. If you must leave quickly, time spent looking for these items is time lost.
Know Your Neighbors
The help of a good neighbor can sometimes be your first line of defense.
1. Exchange your house or apartment key with a trusted neighbor. Exchanging keys with a neighbor offers the benefit of proximity. Should an unexpected crisis arise, your neighbor can reach your pets quickly. Friends or family may not know about the problem until it is too late.
2. Make a Plan. Discuss what to do in case of emergency. Do you have a cell phone? Make...