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

Are you Prepared to Protect Your Pet in a Disaster or Emergency?

In an emergency, every second counts and it’s critical that you are prepared to protect your entire family – including your pets. September is National Preparedness Month, and we are honored to partner with Anheuser-Busch for the second annual “Prepare For Your Pets” campaign, expanding relief efforts and raising awareness of disaster preparedness for both people and pets. This is…
Savannah Young / September 27, 2022

This National Preparedness Month, Anheuser-Busch is Mobilizing Communities Nationwide to Take a Big Step in Disaster Preparedness Efforts, Starting with One Small, Life-Saving Photo

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, September 1, 2022 — Building on its consistent and long-standing commitment to disaster relief and preparedness efforts, Anheuser-Busch announces the second annual “Prepare For Your Pets” campaign. By continuing the strong partnership with American Humane and American Red Cross, Anheuser-Busch will expand relief efforts and raise awareness of disaster preparedness for both people and pets. The newly launched website, PrepareForYourPets.com, will serve as a hub…
September 1, 2022

Thank you to our sponsors, Zoetis and Anheuser-Busch, that donate medications and supplies for our critical rescue deployments.