Planning ahead for an emergency can make all the difference in saving your beloved furry friends.

Los Angeles,  June is National Pet Preparedness Month. The best way to stay safe in any emergency or disaster is by being prepared. Our pets are family members and they depend on us for love, care and protection. An emergency situation, such as an earthquake, flood or wildfire, can happen any time.
If you need to evacuate, take your companion animals with you! And be prepared with the supplies they may need for several days.
Here are some simple steps you can take now to prepare for the unexpected.
Make sure your pet is wearing tags with up-to-date identification. Your dog should have a current City license. Your cat should be wearing a name tag with your contact information. Your dog, cat or bunny’s microchip should be registered with your correct contact information. If you and your animal are separated, proper identification will help reunite the family.
Create copies of important documents for your animal such as vaccination records, microchip information, photos of your pet, your contact information, friends/relatives contact information, any notes on feeding, medication and behavior. Keep a copy off site with a friend or family member, in Cloud storage and tape a copy to a portable kennel.
Train your companion animal to be comfortable in a portable kennel. If an emergency happens or you have to evacuate, this will help your pet feel safe and make it easier to transport them.
Introduce yourself to your neighbors. If you are not home when an emergency happens, your neighbor can check on your animal and help evacuate your pet if necessary.
Prepare an emergency kit. Put together a backpack of emergency supplies for your pet such as food and water for several days, treats, medications, toys and blankets. Make sure that perishable items are replaced every few months.
Find a safe place to stay ahead of time in case you have to evacuate. Identify hotels inside and outside your area that accept pets during emergency situations. If you cannot take your furry family member with you, identify boarding facilities nearby and outside of your area where you can take your pet.
Have a rescue alert sticker visible in one of your home’s windows that lists the number and species of animals residing in your home. If you evacuate with your pets during an emergency, and time allows, write “Evacuated” across the alert sticker.
If you have larger animals such as a horse, be sure to prepare for them as well.
For more information on Emergency Preparedness please visit:
Saturday, September 7, 2019
8:30 am to 3:30 pm
45 minute lunch breakWhen your pet needs you most, will you be ready?When emergencies happen, the right skills can mean the difference between relief and tragedy. Make sure you know how to respond.Animals are dependent on people to survive when disaster strikes. That’s why you as a caregiver need to take the time NOW to plan and prepare. If a natural disaster, or act of terrorism occurred, would you be prepared?

You will learn how to manage a variety of urgent care situations including: car accidents, wounds, electrical shock, and eye, foot and ear injuries.

During a disaster, when professional help might not be available, wouldn’t it be nice to know how to care for your furry friends?

This Pet First Aid class will cover pet life-saving skills. It is a great class to learn about how to protect your pets and save them in the event of a disaster. How to evacuate with pets, preparing pets for emergencies, protecting yourself against panicked animals. Class is lecture with hands on components. This is not a certification and fee does not include a pet book.

Topics include:

  • Understanding the importance of training and elements of pet safety
  • Administering medication properly
  • Managing breathing and cardiac emergencies including choking
  • Proper restraint of injured cats and dogs
  • Treating wounds
  • Care for eye, foot and ear injuries
  • Preparing for disasters and how to evacuate pets
  • Treating of burns and environmental emergencies
  • Necessary steps needed to prepare before, during, and after a disaster.

Students will work with manikins to practice rescue breaths and CPR with their pets.

Instructor: Soteria Training Services

SOS Survival Products
C. Denise Edwards Training Center
15705 Strathern St., #11
Van Nuys, CA 91406