Arrange For A Safe Place For Your Boston Terrier In Case of Evacuation
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Arrange a Safe Haven
Arrange a safe haven for your pets in the event of evacuation. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PETS BEHIND. Remember, if it isn’t safe for you, it isn’t safe for your pets. They may become trapped or escape and be exposed to numerous life-threatening hazards. Note that not all Red Cross disaster shelters accept pets, so it is imperative that you have determined where you will bring your pets ahead of time: Contact your veterinarian for a list of preferred boarding kennels and facilities.
- Ask your local animal shelter if they provide emergency shelter or foster care for pets.
- Identify hotels or motels outside of your immediate area that accept pets.
- Ask friends and relatives outside your immediate area if they would be willing to take in your pet.
Call your veterinarian now or better yet visit them. Take a notebook with you. Ask them the following questions and write down your answers:
Do you know of any local evacuation facilities that allow pets?
Do you know of any local areas that foster pets in an evacuation situation?
Then go to the internet and look up the telephone number of the major hotel/ motel chains. Call them and ask if they accept pets during emergency evacuations. Some may allow pets in emergencies and would not normally accept them. Keep track of which will accept pets. Check back with the chains from time to time as policies change.
Make arrangements for a safe place for your Boston Terrier in case of evacuation right now. Don’t wait for the emergency situation. Be prepared can save the life of your dog.