Miami-Dade Animal Services wants to know: How’s your emergency storm prep going? Do you have all your pet supplies?
With Florida currently in the path of Tropical Storm Isaias, the county agency is reminding residents to “always include your furry family members in your storm plans!”
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When planning an emergency kit, pet owners are urged to consider the pet’s basic needs, including prescriptions and important paperwork.
Some examples of what to include:
- Medication for at least two weeks (with instructions on dosages and a pharmacy contact for refills)
- Flea/tick medication and heartworm preventive for one month
- Recent photo of pet(s)
- Microchip information
- Food and water for at least two weeks, per pet
In a Facebook post, Miami-Dade Animal Services states, “Remember: Your pets go where you go! In the event of a hurricane, what’s best for you is typically best for your pet.”
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The aftermath of a hurricane can be devastating and leave you and loved ones without basic necessities. Click here for a helpful guide to creating an essential and basic emergency supply kit.
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