Make a disaster plan for your pet

East coast forecast for weekend of wild weather


As the weekend approaches, the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has warned weather conditions along the New South Wales and SE Queensland coasts are likely to be wet and wild.

World Animal Protection is encouraging families to be prepared, plan ahead and act early to keep their pets safe. World Animal Protection Disaster Packs can be downloaded for dogs, cats, fish, birds, small animals and horses.

Many people don’t have a disaster plan for their pets, which can endanger both human and animal life if disaster strikes.  

When panicked decisions are made, families’ lives and the lives of rescue teams may be put at risk if people insist on staying put with pets or attempt retrieval in dangerous conditions.

Nicola Beynon, Head of Campaigns at World Animal Protection, said:   “Many people do not prepare disaster plans for their pets, which can result in losing valuable time and making last minute decisions when a disaster strikes.

“Being prepared means acting early, planning ahead and staying safe. Make a plan to protect your pet today to avoid panicked decisions in a disaster.

"Pets are an important part of the family. They need to be part of any planning so that in the event of an emergency, you can help to keep them safe but also focus on protecting yourself and your family.”

Disasters can strike at any time, without warning including severe storms and floods, planning ahead is vital to protecting you and your pet. Visit today and download your Disaster Pack and start planning for your pet today.