New Resources to Help Animal Owners Better Prepare for Emergencies
The City of Kalamunda has released two mixed-media videos detailing ways to keep pets and livestock safe in emergency situations.
Mayor Margaret Thomas said the informative videos are aimed at reducing the likelihood of people finding themselves in an emergency without a plan for their animals.
“After personal and family safety, pets and livestock are of highest concern in an emergency. We know a lot of people put themselves at risk to rescue their animals,” Cr Thomas said.
“We have created these resources to better prepare owners and ensure their four-legged, feathered or slithery friends are part of their emergency planning.”
The City’s short videos star cartoon animals – a pet dog and a large horse – in real settings with each highlighting specific things people need to consider or think about when preparing for an emergency depending on their animal’s size.
“Most things are common sense but thinking ahead will ensure you have everything you need to keep your animal safe and comfortable,” Cr Thomas said.
“Each video includes prompts like gathering food, carry cages, water bowls, medications and bedding along with vaccination and registration certificates, microchip papers and photos and asks owners to think about what they will do if there’s time and what happens if there’s not.”
“On behalf of the City I would like to thank the Western Australian Local Government Association and the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, who provided grant funding for the project.”
The two videos are listed online at youtube.com/cityofkalamunda
For more information on emergency preparedness,
Call (08) 9257 9999 to speak with our Community Safety Team or email firstname.lastname@example.org.