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Caring for Pets and Livestock During an Emergency

A dog, a horse, and a checklist

Emergencies can happen. It helps to have a plan in place for pets or animals you take care of.

A water bottle, first aid kit, dog food, and medicine bottle

Put together an emergency kit with pet food, water, medications, records and a first aid kit.

A horse standing in the back of a truck, horse reigns, and a bad of feed

If you take care of livestock, plan for any trailers, food or halters.

Dog houses with three dogs in front and a checklist

Have a list of kennels that can watch animals if they can't go to a shelter with you.

A dog collar with name and phone number

Make sure your pet's ID tags are up to date and attached to their collar.

A house with a dog in the window and a

If you have to leave animals behind, put up a sign at your home.

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This information was developed by the Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT). For more information, please contact ASERT at 877-231-4244 or info@PAautism.org. ASERT is funded by the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations, PA Department of Human Services.