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THE ILLINOIS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY SAYS ANY GOOD DISASTER PREPAREDNESS PLAN INCLUDES YOUR FAMILY PETS.

THIS MONTH…IEMA OFFICIALS ARE FOCUSING ON WHAT YOUR PET MIGHT NEED IN THE CASE OF AN EMERGENCY…AND HOW TO BEST PREPARE FOR A DISASTER SAYS SPOKESPERSON PATTI THOMPSON.

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THOMPSON SAYS WHILE YOU PUT TOGETHER AN EMERGENCY KIT FOR YOUR FAMILY…YOU SHOULD THINK ABOUT YOUR PET’S NEEDS AS WELL.


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THOMPSON SAYS IT’S A GOOD IDEA TO HAVE A THREE DAY SUPPLY OF FOOD AND WATER FOR YOUR PETS ON HAND…AS WELL AS A PICTURE OF THEM AND THEIR VACCINATIONS RECORDS. A PET FIRST AID KIT AND CRATE OR PET CARRIER IS ALSO RECOMMENDED.

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