Emergencies come in many forms and vary in size and scope. A small gas leak in your community may require that you shelter in place for a short period of time. Hurricane season may require some homes and residents to evacuate.
Everyone should have two plans: an evacuation plan and a plan for sheltering in place. Pet owners have a special responsibility to prepare pets before a disaster and to include pets in both of their plans. If you leave, take your pets with you.
Disaster Planning for Pets