Natural disasters can strike at any time, and it’s important for families to have a plan in place to keep all their loved ones safe, including their pets. When the call to evacuate arrives, families can be left in a panic over what to prioritize and how to act, especially when it comes to their pets. Thousands of pets have been lost, abandoned, or left behind in the wake of natural disasters. If families are better equipped in the future, the hope is that beloved pets can be protected and saved, and that families can stay together in a time of crisis.
Veterinarian Dr. Ellen Lowery and Rich Anderson, Executive Director and CEO of the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, have dedicated their lives to helping animals and understanding the bond between humans and their pet companions. Just in time for National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day, both are available for live interviews on Wednesday, May 10th to discuss ways to keep our pets safe during emergencies, as well as sharing tips on how to create an action plan and pet-emergency go-kit, so that every family is fully pet-prepared when disaster strikes.