#14 More Hurricane Prep: Your Pets

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In an evacuation, don’t leave your pets behind. If Charleston County is opening shelters for residents, there will be one emergency shelter that will accept pets:  North Charleston High School at 1087 E. Montague Avenue.

Things you’ll need if you evacuate with your pet:

  • Make sure your pet’s collar is securely attached and that the ID tag is up to date.
  • Get your pet microchipped now (if it is available for your pet.)

Your pet’s emergency supply kit should include:

  • A recent photo of your pet in case it becomes lost.
  • 3-7 days of water and canned or dry food in your pet’s emergency kit
  • Bowls for food and water
  • A non-electric can opener if using canned food
  • A leash
  • Pet medicines, placed in a waterproof container.
  • The pet’s medical records, adoption papers, etc., placed in a Ziploc bag in the emergency kit
  • Toys to keep your pet entertained
  • A crate as a shelter may require it
  • Disposable bags for garbage and waste

(Photo credits: operationpetsalive.org,  http://www.newson6.com )

Remember, be prepared; stay safe.

-Tidelines Editors

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