Protect Your Pets in an Emergency
If you need information quickly in an emergency, contact:
Local Animal Shelters
Search for local shelters and rescue groups on Petfinder’s Shelter Center. Local animal shelters may be able to offer advice on what to do with your pets if you are asked to evacuate your home.
Local government animal control or service agencies can provide guidance on how to protect your pets in an emergency.
RedRover shelters and cares for animals displaced by natural disasters and other crises in the United States and Canada. If you need sheltering assistance, please call RedRover at (800) 440-3277 or visit RedRover.org.
Visit Pet Safety in Emergencies for more information.
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- Page last reviewed: October 18, 2017
- Page last updated: October 18, 2017
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