Plan ahead to protect your pet when disaster strikes

Floods, fires, snow storms, extreme cold and hot weather are a reality of living in Canada.

These disasters can occur at any time, and without a plan you could make panicked decisions that threaten the safety of your pet, yourself and your family.

It is vital to prepare a disaster plan for your pet – or be prepared potentially to lose each other forever.

The power of being ready

Through our work with governments, international bodies, NGOs and local and national partners, we empower communities in disaster-prone areas to prepare for the future. This can include:

  • Training people to care for animals during and after disasters
  • Developing community emergency plans that include animals
  • Setting up early warning systems
  • Helping people store and protect food and water
  • Demonstrating how to safely evacuate animals from danger
  • Building, strengthening and securing animal shelters
  • Running vaccination programs
  • Releasing public service announcements on caring for animals during disasters.

​Learn more about the importance of animal protection in disaster risk reduction.

Questions about our disaster management program?

Download our FAQ sheet here.

Protect your pet in a disaster

Download our disaster checklist

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