Emergency Planning for Pets

Don’t forget the needs of pets or service animals. The Ontario SPCA suggests that your Pet and Service Animal Kit should include the following items:

  • 72-hour supply of food
  • bowls
  • can opener
  • 72-hour supply of water
  • medical records including proof of vaccination (most boarding facilities require vaccination records)
  • current pet photo
  • identification tag/licence number (micro-chipping also recommended)

Make sure you check your kit twice a year and replace any items that have expired or been used.

Are you prepared for the first 72 hours?

Do you know the types of emergencies that could happen in Oakville? Are you prepared for the first 72 hours of an emergency?

Make an Emergency Plan

As a family, discuss the types of emergencies, what you need to do to prepare, what to do during an emergency/evacuation, and what roles and responsibilities each person will have. Practice your plan regularly.

Learn more about preparing an Emergency Plan.

Create an Emergency Kit

Make sure you have at least a 72-hour (three-day) supply of food, water and other essentials such as medications for every member of your household. Check your supplies twice a year and replace any contents that have expired or were removed for use.

Learn more about preparing an Emergency Kit.

Plan for special needs

People with special needs such as young children, elderly family members, persons with disabilities or persons with chronic illnesses require additional consideration in emergency preparedness planning.

Learn more about planning for special needs.

Plan for your pets

Don’t forget the needs of pets or service animals.

Learn more about preparing an emergency for your pets.