Do You Have a Plan?
In this challenging time, it is important for all of us to recognize the need for an emergency plan for our pets, in the event you or someone you know needs to be hospitalized or is somehow unable to care for them.
There is currently no evidence that pets spread the virus, but they must be considered if there is an emergency so that they can be kept as safe and comfortable as possible. It is best to keep them with their families or people they know, and out of shelters.
We urge you to include your pets into your preparedness plan, and designate alternate caregivers. Make sure that person agrees and understands your pet’s/pets’ requirements. Have a written list explaining their needs, i.e. food, litter, medical issues, vet office, special quirks, and behaviors. You can set aside funds for that if need be. If you have pet insurance, include copies of the documents. Lastly, if your pets are microchipped (and we hope they are) make sure you have registered the chip and include the chip number and company.
Wishing all of you the very best of health!
Be well, be safe, be strong.
~Lifeline for Pets