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Storm Preparedness 101: A Plan for Pets

9/10/2021 (Permalink)

Photo of dog at computer. Pets are part of the family, make sure you have a plan for them in case of an emergency.

Storms can be stressful events, which is all the more reason why pet owners need to think ahead and put a plan in place for their pets while the skies are still calm.  Before you’re faced with a storm warning, SERVPRO of Haverhill wants you to take the time to check off the following storm safety tips for your pets. Your four-legged family members will thank you! 

  1. Avoid an Identity Crisis

    1. In the event that you are separated from your pet during a storm or other natural disaster, you want to make sure that your pet can be property identified. While microchips are fantastic, the fact is, an average person who happens to find your pet won’t be able to scan one. That’s why a tried and true old-fashioned pet ID tag is important. Pro-tip: Include your cell phone number on the tag so that you can be easily reached. 
  2. Evacuation Includes Everyone

    1. Here’s the thing: if a storm is bad enough that you’re advised to evacuate, the same goes for your pet(s). That’s why knowing where to find pet-friendly lodging ahead of time is crucial. Check out sites like BringFido.com for recommendations and reviews of pet-friendly accommodations in your area. 
  3. Staying Home? Safety First. 

    1. If you haven’t been evacuated and are facing a run of the mill, but still potentially damaging storm, it’s a good idea to ensure safe surroundings for you and your pets at home. This involves bringing pets inside and, if necessary, securing cats in carriers and putting dogs on leashes. Crates are great safe spaces to keep your pets enclosed and supplied with adequate food and water.
  4. Make Sure Medications are Within Reach

    1. Keep all pet medications in reach, just as you would other emergency supplies like flashlights, candles, blankets, as well as extra rations of food and water for pets and people alike! 

When storms are in the forecast, you can feel confident knowing that SERVPRO Haverhill/Newburyport is on hand to take care of any remediation, especially water removal, that you might need to get back to life and business as you know it. Contact us for water damage and storm remediation you can trust.

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