Franklin County Emergency Management
(FCEM)




CONSIDERATIONS FOR DEALING WITH YOUR PETS IN AN EMERGENCY!

Make arrangements for your pets as part of your household disaster planning. If you must evacuate you home, it's always best to take your pets with you. If, as a last resort, you have to leave your pets behind, make sure you have a plan to ensure their care.

For health and space reasons, PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED in public emergency shelters. However, in most states, trained guide dogs for persons with disabilities will be allowed to stay in emergency shelters with their owners. Here are some special tips for dealing with your pets in an emergency or disaster.



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