Summertime often can bring violent weather in the form of severe thunderstorms, hurricanes, tornadoes, and flooding that can endanger communities. Those threats or others such as fire, power outage or exposure to hazardous material could cause your family to evacuate your home – often with very little notice.
We all know the value of being prepared for such possible disasters, and you probably already have your own disaster plan in place to protect your family.
But have you included your pet in those plans? If not, you could be forced to leave them behind to fend for themselves if evacuation were necessary because most emergency shelters do not accept pets. The Insurance Information Institute (III) offers some sound advice to help you add your pet to your evacuation plans. Below you'll find information on other resources to help you protect your pets from risk during an emergency or evacuation.