You will feel calmer and able to enjoy summer once you've boosted your planning and preparedness. We've provided some useful links for info. Don't wait: Go there now!
When you are leaving for the day, a week, or longer - plan ahead!
Here's a list that is by no means complete; we hope it will just get you thinking about what is most relevant for you and your animals.
HOW TO GET HELP FOR ANIMALS
Every area (county, state, region) has a plan for animals in disasters. Who responds, and how to reach them, is different from one county or parish to another, and from state to state.
As we write this, residents in Lake and Mendocino Counties and other areas are coping with loss in their communities. We are sending our most heartfelt sympathy and wishes for strength to everyone. Share your thoughts and experiences with others -- it helps!
If you'd like to help neighbors and animals in areas hit hard by disasters, please give to the LOCAL charities that keep cash contributions in the affected communities.
And this week in particular, please donate to the rural volunteer fire departments in your area. They need our support!