Disaster Preparedness and First Aid Websites for AnimalsPosted May 9 by Fido
From Japan to the Southeast, animals along with their humans have been battling some tough conditions recently. After a disaster is not when you want to be regretting not being prepared to save your beloved pets. Prepare now!
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Here are some web resources that can help you keep your pets safe in the event of an emergency or disaster:
American Red Cross - www.redcross.com
There is a booklet called Pet First Aid that you can get at your local Red Cross office. Many of the local Red Cross offices offer a course on Pet First Aid so you can properly handle medical emergencies. There’s also a PDF called “Pets and Disaster Safety Checklist” on the website (search for “pets disaster preparedness”).
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) - www.aspca.org
Go to their website and search for “emergency pet preparedness.”
American Veterinary Medical Association - www.avma.org/disaster/default.asp
This page describes several publications designed to help veterinarians and other animal lovers prepare for animal safety in the event of a disaster.
Dog Owner’s Guide - www.canismajor.com/dog/fstaidk.html
This page contains a list of items to include in a basic first-aid kit for your dog.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) - www.fema.gov/library
FEMA offers a DVD kit called Animals in Emergencies.
United Animal Nations - www.uan.org/ears/index.html
This page describes the Emergency Animal Rescue Service (EARS), a United Animal Nations’ program that aims to save disaster-stricken animals.