Disaster Preparedness

Disaster Preparedness

Preparing a disaster plan for your pet

Do you have a plan to protect your pet during a disaster or emergency?

The American Humane Rescue team is prepared to deploy any of our emergency vehicles at a moment’s notice to help animals in need, but we want to ensure that all pet owners are prepared, too. So be sure you are empowered with the knowledge and tools to keep you and your pets safe and build your own pet preparedness plan today.


Plan ahead to keep yourself, your family and your pets safe in case of disaster.


Disaster Preparedness Checklist

Here is our checklist so you can prepare an emergency kit and make sure you are ready to protect your pets when disaster strikes:

  1. Water, food and medications
    • Two week supply of food in cans or a waterproof, airtight container
    • Feeding instructions for each animal
    • Two week supply of water
    • Food and water dishes
    • Two week supply of medications and necessary medication instructions
  2. Documentation
    • Veterinary records (vaccinations, medical summary, rabies certificate/tag, medication prescriptions)
    • Registration information (proof of ownership or adoption records)
    • Microchip information
    • Recent photographs of each pet
    • Waterproof container for documents
  3. Supplies
    • Collar with contact information
    • Harness and/or leash
    • Pet first aid kit
    • Pet carrier and pet bedding
    • Familiar items (treats and toys to reduce stress)
    • Cleaning supplies
    • Litter-box and litter (cats)
    • Rescue alert sticker

Our first-responders are there when animals need them most

From natural disasters to animal cruelty investigations, we are on the front lines protecting animals in times of crisis.

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News & Updates

This June, Prepare for Your Pets

Although June marks the beginning of summer, complete with school vacation, outdoor concerts, picnics and more fun activities, June also coincides with National Pet Preparedness Month. Last summer, deadly wildfires and destructive hurricanes ravaged the globe, making it more important than ever before to be prepared for disaster. This includes having a plan in place to protect not only ourselves,…
Savannah Young / June 9, 2022

Prepare for Your Pets this Hurricane Season

The beginning of summer means school vacation, long sunny days, outdoor concerts, picnics and many more fun activities. However, the flip side of the summer coin is the destructive hurricane activity that can plague much of the country. June marks the start of the Atlantic hurricane season, and forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather…
Lee Cohen / June 2, 2022

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