#LucyPet Shares Hurricane Evacuation Advice

This morning, I received an email from Lucy Pet Products with some great advice for those evacuating from Hurricane Irma. Lucy Pet Products and Lucy Pet Foundation have been here in Texas helping the lost, injured, and homeless animals of Brazoria County–so they’ve seen firsthand the devastation that hurricanes will bring. In the hours before Irma approaches, please take a moment to read their advice on evacuating with your pets and share this with your friends in the storm’s path. Stay safe!!

To Our Friends and Pet Parents,
Joey Herrick, Doc Halligan and some of our Lucy Pet team have recently returned from Houston, Texas assisting in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey at the SPCA of Brazoria County. We helped hundreds of cats and dogs that were injured, sick, lost and abandoned. Based on the news, it looks like Hurricane Irma is approaching Florida this weekend. Depending on where people live and the projected path of the hurricane, many residents will need to evacuate. Based on our experience with the aftermath of these natural disasters we are recommending the following tips to help keep your pets safe and appropriately cared for as the storm nears.
  • ID Tags and Collars are a must have. Make sure your pet’s identification is up to date and on your pet. If you are unable to have engraved ID tags made, any waterproof identification around their collar using tape to create a makeshift tag is better than no tag at all.
  • Have a travel bag, crate or pet carrier and/or leashes for each pet.
  • Recent photos of your pet in case you get separated.
  • Water, Food and Any Medications – Two weeks worth and include their feeding dishes.
  • Find out if hotels and evacuation shelters are pet-friendly and if they require medical records. Boarding facilities and veterinary offices may also be able to provide emergency housing.
  • Litter and paper towels or bags for any clean up.
  • Let your family and friends know where you and your pets will be.
  • Never leave your pets behind. Make plans, arrangements, do whatever you can because you don’t know how long you could be gone.
Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by these hurricanes.
Joey Herrick, Doc Halligan and Lucy Pet Team

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