While you hunker down to ride out Hurricane Sandy, it’s important to keep in mind that there are family members who don’t understand what’s happening: your pets. And while you can’t explain the hurricane to your furry friends, there are things you can do to keep them safe and sound.
The American Humane Association prepared a number of emergency tips:
In addition, the American Humane Association has its Red Star Animal Emergency Services team ready with the support of Mars Petcare US to help animals that may need rescue or shelter from the hurricane.
The Red Star Rescue teams will be at its staging area in eastern Pennsylvania, in preparation for emergency rescue work throughout the region. The 82-ft. truck and its convoy of chase vehicles carry rescue boats, a hoist, food and medical supplies, snap-together kennels for extending or creating animal shelters, food bowls and other items to keep animals safe and cared for. Mars Petcare US has provided a grant to help the emergency deployment and is providing emergency food and supplies.