Animal Medical of Chesapeake

921 N Battlefield Blvd
Chesapeake, VA 23320

(757)548-2000

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Disaster Preparedness for the Entire Family

 

September and October are often the most active months for Hurricane season in our area

Are you prepared?? 

Hurricane Katrina was an eye-opener for our government...they discovered that when informed that they could not evacuate with their pets, many people would choose not to leave. 

 

Do you have a plan? 

Have you shared your plan with your family members?   

 

Remember:  Disaster preparedness isn't just for severe weather. 

It involves an emergency plan for every-day life.  In the case of a family emergency (sudden heart attack, illness, etc.), who will care for your pets?  Another family member?  A trusted neighbor?  Does that neighbor or family friend have a key to your home?  Know where the food is?  Know where your pet's medications are kept?  Have access to your pet's medical records?  Know where to take them?  What if a tree fell on your home?  Preparing for the unexpected ahead of time will help you feel confident that your pet will be cared for in the event you cannot do it personally; whether it's for several hours or several days.

 

Our goal is to help our pet families plan ahead for disaster response.