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May 8th is National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day

While our pets hold a special place in our hearts, unfortunately they often don't hold a place in our disaster preparedness plans. Encourage members of your community to consider their pets when preparing for the approaching hurricane, tornado, and wildfire seasons and other disasters. And work with shelters in your area to identify pet friendly shelters for pet owners. Provide veterinarians and kennels with tips on disaster preparedness to share with pet owners. Additionally, consider partnering with a local pet store to hold an event offering "pet disaster kit shopping lists" and giveaways such as I.D tags. FEMA’s Ready Campaign has a brochure on pet preparedness(PDF file), a pet preparedness instructional video, and a Community Pet Preparedness Toolkit.