An estimated 63% of households in Australia have at least one pet, one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world!
It is vital that you include your pets in your emergency plans.
A number of tools and resources are available for residents, carers, and community groups to help prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies.
Have you considered some of the following?
Watch our videos which takes you through the things you can do now to prepare for an emergency when you have animals at home!
Preparing your emergency plan with large animals
Preparing for an emergency with small animals at home
Stay Informed! Evacuating with animals can take time, especially if you need to make multiple journeys with different animals. Have your pet’s emergency kit and carrier ready to go. Make sure it includes a lead, medications and important documents
Emergency services can't help evacuate your pets or larger animals in emergency situations, and not all evacuation centres will accept them.
Your animals may need to go to different places - this could be with friends, family, boarding kennels or cattery’s or agistment centres.
Animals will require a constant source of water and food, shade and safe place to shelter.
Plan for what will happen if it’s unsafe to return home
Speak to neighbours or nearby friends about what you would like them to do if you're not home (and offer them your support if they're away)
Include the following phone numbers in your emergency plan:
If you find sick or injured wildlife call Wildcare on 9474 9055. This service operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
RSPCA WA may also provide support and relocation for lost and injured animals after natural disasters.
For more information visit www.rspcawa.asn.au or call 9209 9300.
DFES: Pets & Animals Emergency
RSPCA: Animals in Emergencies
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