Trenton, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Agriculture is passing along this message from the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, with specific steps to take in safeguarding pets during evacuations as a result of Hurricane Sandy:
The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) is urging pet owners to remember their pets when preparing for Hurricane Sandy.
Should you have to evacuate, remember to have on hand the following:
Pet owners should pre-identify an evacuation meeting site and can use www.myveterinarian.org to find veterinary medical and boarding services that may be necessary in an emergency.
Additional disaster preparedness materials can be found at the American Veterinary Medical Association website www.avma.org. If you want to know more about the disaster relief that the AVMF offers to veterinarians who provide medical services and care to animals affected by disasters, visit www.avmf.org.