Ensure your pets are wearing collars with up-to-date identification tags, including your current contact information.
Consider microchipping your pets as a permanent form of identification. Keep the microchip information updated with your contact details.
Pack essential supplies, including food, water, medications, veterinary records, first aid supplies, comfort items.
Know your evacuation route and identify pet-friendly shelters or accommodations in advance. Many shelters require proof of vaccinations, so keep those records handy.
Reinforce windows, doors, and any potential escape routes to prevent your pets from getting loose during the storm. Consider crating or confining them in a safe area if necessary.
Keep track of weather updates and follow evacuation orders issued by local authorities. Stay aware of potential evacuation routes and any specific pet evacuation instructions.
If you're unable to bring your pets with you during evacuation, make arrangements with a trusted friend, family member, or boarding facility to ensure their safety.
Bring your pets' favorite toys, blankets, and other familiar items to help them feel more secure in an unfamiliar environment.
Create a calm and secure space for your pets during the storm, utilizing soothing music, pheromone sprays, or anxiety-reducing products recommended by your veterinarian.
Exercise caution post-hurricane; assess the environment for hazards like debris and downed power lines before allowing pets outside to roam freely.