Pets and Animals in a Disaster

The Humane Society of the United States offers disaster planning tips for pets, livestock, and wildlife. Whether a large-scale natural catastrophe or an unforeseen emergency causing you to leave your home temporarily, everyone's family can benefit from having a household evacuation plan in place before disaster strikes.

Your disaster plan should include a list of emergency phone numbers for local agencies that can assist you if disaster strikes.  For example:

  • Your veterinarian
  • State veterinarian
  • Local animal shelter
  • Animal care and control
  • County extension service

These numbers should be kept with your disaster kit in a secure, but easily accessible place. For additional information, please contact:

The Humane Society of the United States
2100 L. Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Attn:  Disaster Services Program
Ph:  (202) 452-1100