TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - September is National Preparedness month and safety officials recommend Hoosiers plan for natural disasters.
Your family's plan should include pets too.
The Indiana State Board of Animal Health says it’s important not to leave your pets behind during emergencies.
In case of an emergency, officials suggest these tips:
-Identify a list of places that will accept both people and pets.
-Prepare a portable disaster kit for pets that includes: a pet carrier, a two week supply of food and water, medication, and bedding.
- Pet owners should also make sure to familiarize their animals with their carriers or cages.
If families must leave pets behind, officials say it’s important to bring them inside and place them in areas that are easy to clean and without windows.
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