for Pet Owners
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preparing your home for an earthquake, don't forget to include
your pets on the list. They will depend on you even more after
an earthquake to take care of them and their needs. Before
enough food and water to last for 72 hours, preferably
for one week. Prepare a shelter or evacuation kit for your
pet, including an unbreakable dish, veterinarian records,
a restraint (leash or pet carrier) and medication with
your pet's ID tag up-to-date.
sure nothing can fall on your pet.
for a neighbor to take care of your pet if you are not
able to get home after an earthquake.
During and After an Earthquake
not try to hold onto your pet during the shaking. Animals
will instinctively protect themselves and hide where they're
you get in their way, even the nicest pets can turn on
patient with your pets after a quake. They get stressed
just like people and need time to readjust. They may disappear
for some time, but they generally show up again when things
have calmed down.
you have outdoor pets, you should keep them indoors until
the aftershocks have subsided and they have calmed down.
you must evacuate your home, leave your pet secured in
a safe place. Pets will not be allowed at shelters. Be
sure to leave plenty of clean water and food. If possible,
visit your pet daily until you can return home.
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