Pet Preparedness


Pets are our family too!
Check out the below resources to prepare your pet
prior to a disaster. 

Tips to Consider:

  • Create a buddy system in case you're not home. Ask a neighbor to check on your pets.

  • Identify shelters that accept pets.

  • Locate a veterinarian or animal hospital in the area where you may be seeking temporary shelter, in case your pet needs medical care. Add the contact information to your emergency kit. Click here for a map of veterinarian clinics and pet shelters in East Baton Rouge Parish!

  • Have your pet micro chipped. Make sure that you you keep your address and phone number up-to-date and include contact info for an emergency contact outside your immediate area.

  • Most boarding kennels, veterinarians and animal shelters will need your pet's medical records to make sure all vaccinations are current.

  • Click here for pet friendly hotels! 

Tips for Large Animals

  • If you have large animals such as horses, cattle, sheep, goats or pigs on your property, be sure to prepare before a disaster.
  • Ensure all animals have some form of identification.
  • Evacuate animals whenever possible. Map out primary and secondary routes in advance.
  • Make available vehicles / trailers needed for transporting  each type of animal. Also make available experienced handlers and drivers.
  • If evacuation is not possible, animal owners must decide whether to move large animals to shelter or turn them outside.

Check out the below links for more tips!

Companion Animal Alliance

Companion Animal Alliance

LSU Agriculture Center

lsu ag center

Animal Control

Animal Control Patch

LA State Animal Response Team

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