COVID-19 Disaster Preparedness Plan for Your Pet
In the event of a crisis or disaster we urge pet owners to have a preparedness plan in place. While we hope everyone will stay safe and if you do become sick you won’t have to be hospitalized, it is always better to plan for the worst. Here are some steps you can take in case you do become too ill to care for your pet.
- Identify a trusted family member or friend who can care for your pet if you or a person in your home are too sick to do so.
- Have crates, food, and extra supplies on hand in case your pet needs to move to another location.
- Keep all vaccines up to date in the event boarding is necessary, also document contact information for your veterinarian.
- Ensure all medications are documented with dosages and administering instructions.
- All pets should have proper identification; an ID tag with current contact information, also make sure microchip contact information is up to date.
We are making these recommendations out of an abundance of caution. Please make sure you stay up to date with local, state and federal regulations on how to keep you, your family and your pet safe during this difficult time. We encourage you to be prepared but not over react.
If a situation arises where you do not have the means to care for your pet please call our shelter at (315) 738-4357. We will do our best to assist you and keep pets with their families as long as they are well enough to care for them. We will get through this as a community.
Thank you for your continued support and please stay safe.