If disaster were to strike today, would you have a plan to save yourself and your pet?
Now more than ever, we need emergency management plans to support owners and their pets to ensure the protection of our local communities and animals in a disaster. We all know that disaster can strike at any time, so it's up to all of us to make sure we have a plan not only for our family but also for our pets.
By law, in AotearoaNew Zealand, everyone who owns a pet is required to take all reasonable steps to ensure that the physical health, and all other needs of the animals are met at all times, including in a disaster.
Prepare for your pet in a disaster or you could lose each other forever...
The right time to make a disaster plan is now.
By making a disaster plan for your family and pets, your pet may end up saving your life; as you and your pet will be well prepared to evacuate fast or stay put, with enough supplies when a disaster strikes.
A plan will help stop delays or panicked wrong decisions that could end up putting your lives (and others) at risk.