Don't forget pets during hurricane season


POSTED: Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Question: June marks the arrival of hurricane season. What should we do with the pets in case of a natural disaster?

Answer: It's critical to remember that the single most important thing that can be done to protect pets is to take them with you. If it's not safe for you, it's not safe for them.

Your emergency kit should include the following: a pet crate for each pet; collar and leash; vaccination records; and supplies for a week. Set aside dry pet food and kitty litter and pan, as well as newspapers, plastic bags, paper towels and cleansers to handle pet wastes. Include non-spill bowls for water and food, medications, and jugs of fresh water for pets.

The Hawaiian Humane Society welcomes questions by e-mail, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Indicate “;Pet Ohana”; in the subject line.