Pet Preparedness

With Hurricane Ian heading towards the Carolinas, it's more important than ever to have an emergency kit for your pets.

Don't wait - gather the members of your household (two-legged and four-legged) and walk through the following steps to ensure your animals will be well cared for in the event of an emergency.

Prepare a pet supply kit. Your kit should include the following, as best as you’re able:

  • Vet records including rabies and vaccination records
  • Medications and prescriptions
  • Food as well bowls for food and water
  • Leash and collar
  • Name tag on your pet's collar with identifying information should your pet get away from you
  • Carrier (for cats or small dogs)
  • A few small toys
  • Towels
  • Pet waste bags
  • Pet bed or blankets
  • Dog crate, if possible

Make sure your pet is microchipped and their information is up to date. Need to make an appointment to have your pet microchipped? Learn more here.

In the event of poor or severe weather, bring all pets inside to ensure their safety.

You can find even more even more information on keeping your pets safe in a storm here.