This month we will cover easy To-Do Lists on how to get ourselves prepared so we can be there for our pets in an emergency.
STEP ONE: Gather emergency instructions and basic first aid advise.
To do this, download for your Android phone's Play Store 5 FREE important apps. Three from the Red Cross on Tornadoes, Earthquakes and First Aid. The fourth app is to find Dog-Friendly hotel rooms should you have to evacuate your house. These same apps can be found in your I-Tune store also for I-Phones. Also a new app called Zello, a walkie talkie app, was used to help rescue personnel in the 2 latest hurricanes in Texas and Florida.
Program your phone with Emergency contacts labeled in the phone. Emergency personnel will be able to call them even if your phone is locked without your password. Sign up for Reverse 911 or Code Red. In Jessamine County click here https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/3B96B1DE062A
In Lexington/Fayette county click here http://lexkyem.ahasalerts.com/Register
Go to www.noaa.gov to download a mobile warning app that "pings" off local cell phone towers and alerts you to warnings in that area. It's great if you travel or commute to work or school.
Order a FREE ASPCA rescue alert sticker at www.aspca.org/pet-care/disaster-preparedness and as soon as it comes in, place on your front door to alert rescue workers about your pets inside.
Cathy-Licensed Vet tech with 28 year experience.