Get Pets Ready in Case of Disaster
With hurricane season quickly approaching, there's a lot to think about.
One thing the people at Marion County Animal Services don't want you to overlook-- are your pets.
The department has established a checklist starting with making sure to count your pets in when calculating the amount of water and food you keep on hand in the aftermath of a storm.
The list includes having a pet first aid kit, proof of vaccines and vet records, and a photo of your pet in case it gets lost.
"Keep in mind that in a disaster situation, your unlicensed, un-vaccinated indoor animals, just might be exposed to a whole host of other animals and diseased they've never been exposed to before," Marion County Spokesperson, Elaine DeIorio told TV20.
They say it is also important to have you pet micro-chipped.
Rabies vaccines, licenses, and micro-chips are available at the Animal Services office in Marion County.
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