Pet Emergency Planning

Remember Your Pets

A dog in its pet carrier

Emergency planning should include all members of the family, including your pets. Only service animals are allowed in emergency shelters. Make sure you have a preplanned location to take your pet (family, friends, veterinarian, boarding establishment, etc.). You should have:

  • An airline-approved carrier for each dog, cat or other pet, ID, vaccination records, registrations, special needs list, sufficient medicines and a muzzle or leash
  • Bowls, can opener, kitchen trash bags, bleach and waste disposal supplies
  • Your pet’s favorite blanket and toys
  • Your pet’s favorite food and clean water (depending on where you are taking your pet)

For more information on emergency preparedness for pets, visit the Wisconsin Humane Society website.