From working animals that help with daily tasks or work with livestock to those that amuse, comfort and sometimes confuse us, pets are part of the family. During a disaster, they need our help to stay safe and protected from the initial incident and the often hazardous conditions that result from the emergency.
Just like human family members, pets should have an emergency kit to support them if you need to evacuate quickly.
Pro tip: Practice evacuating with your pet, and see what issues come up. Work on solving these so you are ready for a real emergency.