Pet Emergency Preparedness


Step 1.Gather Pet Information 

  • Make sure that your pets are current on all vaccinations and registered with Broward County. Proof of vaccinations is a requirement at most boarding kennels as well as Broward County’s pet friendly shelter
  • Have a collar and tag with up-to-date contact information
  • Consider microchipping your pet

Step 2.Prepare an Emergency Kit

  • Pet crate or carrier (should be large enough for each pet to stand comfortably)
  • Current photograph of your pet
  • Copies of all pet medical records
  • Pet first aid kit
  • Water and food bowls
  • Toys
  • Litter pan or disposable tray
  • Blankets/towels
  • Pet beds or pillows
  • Extra leashes and collars

Step 3.Prepare a Two-Week Supply of Supplies

  • Food and water (moist or canned food if water is limited)
  • Cat litter, plastic bags, and cleaning supplies for pet sanitation
  • Pet medications (if needed)