Are you and your pets prepared for disaster?
Fewer than half of pet owners have a disaster preparedness plan
June is National Pet Preparedness Month, making this a perfect time to discuss how to keep your pet safe and secure should disaster strike. A recent survey conducted by the ASPCA found that 83% of pet owners live in communities that face disasters and 23% have evacuated due to a disaster. Unfortunately, not even half of respondents said they have a disaster preparedness plan in place.
Hurricanes and tropical storms garner much of the attention in Hampton Roads, but it is worth remembering that other threats exist – ones that will give little to no warning. Tropical weather systems can be tracked days, even weeks, in advance. Other events like tornadoes and house fires come on suddenly, giving you no time to respond.