Don’t Forget About Your Pet During Hurricane Sandy

Sandy has recently hit the northeast. We live in the Lehigh valley, and have been off all week so far (Monday-Wednesday). I work at schools, so they are slowly restoring power. Many trees (large trees) have fallen down, including many power lines and posts. We were without power for only one day (lucky). However, over 80,000 people are still without power, and some are estimated to have their power off until Sunday. The Jersey coast, NY, and Long Island have been hit hard. Many of my relatives are from long island and have lost power, have trees down on their houses, and flooded basements. Some of my relatives had to evacuate and can’t get back into their houses yet because of severe flooding. It’s very sad that these storms seem to be more frequent and cause more damage each time.

One thing you can’t forget in preparing for a storm is making sure your pet is prepared too.

Make sure you have:

  • pet food for a week
  • water for a week
  • medications
  • copy of vaccines
  • vet phone number handy
  • photographs of your pet (in case they get lost)
  • your dog’s collar, with tags…ON your dog
  • toys
  • food and water bowls
  • leash and collars
  • blankets

I was happy to see so many local shelters for people were also accepting dogs! Stay dry & warm if you are in the Hurricane Sandy Zone!