Pets are important family members. During an emergency, pets can become frightened and hide, sometimes becoming lost or trapped. Whether you are "staying put" or "evacuating", having a pet emergency plan, pet emergency kit and practicing for emergencies will help to ensure the health and safety of these important family members.
If you evacuate your home, DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PETS BEHIND! Pets rely on us to care for their needs, if we are not there, the likelihood of survival is low. The North Shore Emergency Management Office offers a brochure, Emergency Preparedness for your Pets.