Why is it important for pet owners to be prepared for an emergency situation?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Animal welfare expert Lesa Miller discusses the importance of being prepared for an emergency situation so everyone, including your pets, makes it out safely.

    Host: Why is it important for pet owners to be prepared for an emergency situation?

    Lesa Miller: Pet owners need to be prepared because it could mean the difference between surviving a disaster and not surviving and certainly, their pets are included in that. So being prepared is a better -- a win-win situation for everyone involved and it also helps the rescue personnel and officials who are sent out to help people in these events. It helps them to do their job better because fewer people that -- the more the people plan, the better it is for them as well. So that they aren't risking there lives to come in for you or for your pets and that is going to be less stress on the pet and the pet owner and is a better -- it is good to plan all around.