Pet Identification: Make sure your pet’s license is current and a collar and identification tag are worn at all times. The best ID is a microchip which is permanently embedded in your pet. If they lose their collar, they can still be identified.
Crate Train Your Pet: If your pet must be left with MHS due to evacuation, it is best if they have been crate trained. Keep cat and dog carriers in an easily accessible place in case you have to evacuate quickly. You can purchase soft carriers that fold flat and can be stored in your car trunk.
Secure Birdcages and Fish Tanks: To prevent cages or tanks from falling over during an earthquake, keep them on low tables and secure if possible. Make sure the latch on a birdcage is tight so it doesn’t open in the event of a fall.
Develop a Neighborhood Plan: Get to know your neighbors and their pets. Form a neighborhood group and share information such as home, work and mobile phone numbers, names of pets, and location of pet food. Ask one of your neighbors to care for your pet in the event you can’t get home.
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