Animals & Pets

Even disasters like gas leaks and minor flooding can keep you from tending to your animals for extended periods of time.

American Red Cross:
First Aid Kit for Pets
Cold Weather Pet Care
Disaster Preparedness
Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies Makes Sense. Get Ready Now.
Also available in Spanish

American Red Cross:
Pets and Disaster Safety Checklist
Also available in
Tagalog and

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA):
Saving the Whole Family
Tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, fires, blizzards, terrorism…
Devastating natural and man-made disasters can ravage our lives. No one is exempt from the possibility of being affected personally. You need to prepare for yourself and for your animals in case of disaster. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has developed this booklet to help you avoid having to leave your animals stranded in the event of a disaster or an evacuation.

Equine Response Team, County of Los Angeles, Department of Animal Care & Control:
Recruitment for volunteers 18 years and older.
ERT is a team of specially trained volunteers who provide emergency evacuation and temporary sheltering for horses and livestock in need of evacuation and care. Situations requiring ERT include wildfires; mudslides or other natural disasters; manmade disasters; and the rescue of large numbers of animals from inhuman conditions. Contact us to see how you can help! For more information please email:

Emergency Survival Program:
Pet Preparedness Bulletin

Humane Society of the United States Disaster Services Program:
Disaster Preparedness for Pets
Disaster Preparedness for Horses
Disaster Preparedness for Livestock

Community Animal Response and Evacuation Group: has a window and wallet card an individual pet record a family pet disaster plan and Pets Are Family, Too in English and Spanish

FEMA – Federal Emergency Management Agency:
Animals in Disaster

American Red Cross:
Barnyard Animal Rescue Plan

Los Angeles Department on Disability:
Earthquake Tips for Owners of Service Animals and Pets

National Association of Professional Pet Sitters:
Disaster Preparedness Guide for Pet Owners