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Storm Preparedness Guidelines for Your Pets

Chances are Tropical Storm Jose is expected to become a hurricane as it moves north over the next few days. At this time the path of the storm is uncertain. According to the National Hurricane Center the storm should be passing southeast of Long Island late Tuesday until Wednesday. Help your animal stay safe! Your pet counts on you. Have a plan in place. Prepare for the unexpected. Be ready to evacuate. Have essential supplies ready to “grab and go.” Know where to find temporary housing for you and your pet.

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Make sure that your pet can be identified. Your pet should always wear his or her ID collar and rabies tag.
In the event that you must evacuate, take care of your pet. Never leave your pet behind. He/she may become lost, injured-or worse.

Have a plan in advance:
Consider friends and relatives outside your local area.
Check for Pet Friendly Shelters.
Pet Friendly Shelters in Suffolk County
Hotels and motels that allow pets.
Petswelcome.com has a listing of pet-friendly options.
Create a pet emergency supply kit.
Pack basic supplies including food, medication, flashlight, food and water bowls, can opener, cage or carrier, extra collar, litter box, plastic trash bags, wee wee pads. Bring important records including recent photo of you with our pet, contact information, microchip information.

In the case of severe damage to your home, one must consider a long-term plan. Consider family or friends who live outside of the local area.

Remember, be informed and ready to act in the event of a disaster.

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