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<p>Whether your charge is a lap dog, bird, outdoor cat, or farm animal, planning ahead for a potential evacuation can help you protect your animals and also first responders, who may risk their safety to save your pets.</p><p>Take the following measures now to help keep family pets safe should an evacuation become necessary:</p>

​1. Stay Informed

<p>A first order of business in pet evacuation planning is to understand and be ready for the possible threats in your area. Visit <a href=”” target=”_blank”></a> to learn more about preparing for potential disasters such as floods, hurricanes, and wildfires. Then pay attention to related updates by tuning <a href=”” target=”_blank”>NOAA Weather Radio</a> to your local emergency station or using the <a href=”” target=”_blank”>FEMA app</a> to get National Weather Service alerts.</p>

​2. Ensure Your Pet is Easily Identifiable

<p><span>Household pets, including indoor cats, should wear collars with ID tags that have your mobile phone number. </span><a href=”” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Microchipping</a><span> your pets will also improve your chances of reunion should you become separated. Be sure to add an emergency contact for friends or relatives outside your immediate area.</span></p><p>Additionally, use <a href=”” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>’animals inside’ door/window stickers</a> to show rescue workers how many pets live there. (If you evacuate with your pets, quickly write