Can my pet stay with me in the shelter?

For health reasons, your pets are usually housed in a different location according to the American Red Cross.  It’s important to make sure your pets are comfortable using a crate.  It’s never too early to start using one even if the door is always open.  Never use a crate as punishment.

What should I do if I can’t get back to my house?

Make a plan today that includes a trusted neighbor.  Show them where your pets are and their emergency supplies.  Also, make sure you have a Save Our Pets window decal on your front window for first responders to see. You can also contact your local Animal Control.  If they can get in, they will always do their best to save your pets.  Keep their phone number handy.