Preparing for an emergency
Emergencies can happen at any time. The SaskSPCA urges residents to plan ahead and prepare by including their pets in any emergency preparations. Recent emergencies in our province include tornadoes and wild fires to train derailments and the COVID-19 pandemic. Taking the time now to think about your pet’s needs in your emergency plans will ensure their safety in the event of a disaster. When disaster strikes, stay informed by listening to local media and follow your local emergency measures organization on social media.
Download and use the SaskSPCA’s Pet Emergency Kit Checklist and the Pet Emergency Information Sheet to assist in your planning. These resources provide an easy-to-follow overview of the recommended supplies to include in your emergency kit along with a detailed pet care instructions form.
For more information about emergency planning for your family and your pets, visit:
- The Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency’s Disaster Prevention and Preparedness website
- The Government of Canada’s Get Prepared website
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: 5 Ways to Prep Your Pet for Emergencies
And for beef and dairy producers, the Animal Health Emergency Management (AHEM) Summary Brochure provides a high-level summary of the emergency phases, and the key actions producers can take to understand, plan, and prepare to respond.
Pet Emergency Information Sheet
The Pet Emergency Information Sheet provides an easy-to-follow overview of important information that you can share with someone who may need to look after your pet in the event that you are unable to. Once you fill out the form, post it inside your home in a highly visible location such as the fridge door.
Pet Emergency Kit Checklist
When disaster happens the best way to keep your family safe is to be prepared. Being prepared doesn’t happen overnight. Slowly add necessary items over time to avoid overwhelming yourself or your budget. Use this checklist to build your pet emergency kit.