Five days to emergency preparedness: Day 5 - Create an Emergency Supply Kit for Your Pet and Car

Steps towards being prepared for an emergency:
 

Day 1: Make a PlanDay 2: Get Emergency SuppliesDay 3: Prepare for Unique NeedsDay 4: Be Informed, Sign up for AlertsDay 5: Create an emergency supply kit for your pet and car

Tasks

Make a 'Go Bag' for pets by gathering supplies


Consider:

  • Food and bowls
  • Can opener
  • Water
  • Blanket
  • Toys
  • Current photos
  • Medications and medical records
  • Leashes, harnesses or carriers
  • Litter pan, bags and scoop
  • Information on feeding schedules and behavioural problems

Make a car emergency kit


Consider:

  • Blanket
  • Radio (crank or battery-powered). Replace batteries once a year.
  • Small shovel, scraper and snowbrush
  • Warning light or road flares
  • Antifreeze, windshield washer fluid
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Road maps
  • Water
  • Whistle
  • Candle in a deep can and matches
  • Extra clothing and shoes
  • First aid kit with seatbelt cutter
  • Flashlight (crank or battery-powered). Replace batteries once a year. 
  • Food that won’t spoil (such as energy bars)
  • List of contact numbers
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Sand, salt or cat litter (non-clumping)
  • Tow rope and jumper cable