Vets warn pet owners to factor animals into emergency plan

    Your windows are bolstered, you moved the junk out of the basement and now it’s time to wait for the hurricane.

    What are you plans for Fluffy?

    Vets wants to make sure your furry little friend doesn’t get lost in the shuffle as you plan for Irene.

    September is National Preparedness Month and the week of September 26th is Pennsylvania Animal Disaster Preparedness Week, but Irene isn’t waiting.

    Dr. Cindy Otto of the Pennsylvania State Animal Response Team recommends getting a pet sticker for your window, to alert emergency responders about what kind and how many pets are in your house.

    If you’re leaving the house, make sure you make arrangements for you pets, since many emergency shelters aren’t animal-friendly. And don’t just take the pet. Think about food and kitty litter, too. Things like leashes and muzzles should be part of your emergency kit.

    Feed the Feed: What’s your plan for your pet during an emergency?

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