I would like to add something to the excellent article regarding emergency planning.
Many of us have pets and they should be included in all your emergency plans. It is recommended that each pet have its own grab and go bag containing contact information for your vet, a list of and a three-day supply of medications, water and food dishes, and a three-day supply of food and bottled water. An extra leash and collar would come in handy. I would also recommend the tattoo information that your vet places in their ear or on their tummy.
You should always take your pets with you. Don’t let anyone convince you that you should leave them behind.
Depending on the emergency you may be out of your home for weeks.
If you are referred to an Emergency Reception Centre many will take in your pets either on site or foster them out.
Arrange with a neighbour to pick up your furry pals if you can’t get home.
For more info look up CDART online.