What are the three steps pet parents can do to be prepared for an emergency situation?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Animal welfare expert Lesa Miller describes the three steps pet parents can do to be prepared for an emergency.

    Host: What are the three steps pet parents can do to be prepared for an emergency situation?

    Lesa Miller: Well, some emergencies require that you need to leave; others do not to leave your home. The first step is to fetch supplies that you are going to need or you will anticipate needing should the occasion arise that you have to leave the house and there are variety of supplies. Obviously, food and water and medical records and collars and leashes and carriers, litter and paper and bags and identification and picture of your pet preferably with you so that we can make a match were there be a need at the end before you go home. Then the second step would be 'Go' meaning you want to listen to the authorities on the know a weather website or the radio station WTOP-FM and you want to also listen to just various other news authorities and listen for their instructions for you to leave or to stay and we want to stay on top of that because the protocol may change depending on the disaster especially if it is weather related. The third step would be to go, to go to a shelter with your pet and that information will be instructed to you on these websites and through the news, various news casts and you want to make sure that you stay on top of that.