To make evacuation easier, a pet emergency kit should be equipped with sufficient supplies for each pet you own.
The following recommended items are typically available at pet supply stores or from your veterinarian:
- A leash, harness, or pet carrier, that is large enough for your pet to stand and turn around in, is necessary. It’s also advisable to have a muzzle for any dog known to be aggressive or defensive around people or other animals.
- A properly fitting leather or nylon collar with a securely affixed ID tag that lists your address and phone number.
- Dogs and cats should wear a collar and tag at all times, whether or not they normally go outdoors. All other animals should have some type of identification.
- Microchip your pet for permanent identification, and keep your information current with the microchip company and your local animal shelter database.