DOES YOUR EVACUATION PLAN INCLUDE

YOUR LARGE ANIMALS?

EVACUATE  EARLY & BE  PREPARED !

Prepare yourself -- Be an Aware Owner

  • Make a Plan

              Plan at least 2 evacuation routes -- are they accessible for trailers in all weather?

              Team up with your neighbors -- Prearrange a place to relocate your animals

  •  Make sure each animal has PERMANENT ID / accessible ID Packet
  •  Immunize regularly
  •  Keep "Grab & Go" documentation on feed, health issues & medications for each animal
  •  Have 2 off-site contacts -- 1 local and 1 out-of-the-area
  •  Keep the information updated


Prepare Your Animal -- TRAIN Together             

  • Remain calm yourself
  • Train him to behave BEFORE the emergency                             
  • Take him out at night
  • Use flashlights / glow sticks around him
  • Practice finding and putting on your halter in the dark
  • Practice trailer loading and unloading -- in daylight and in the dark
  • Have other people handle him
  • Pack a GO KIT for your animal(s) and keep it up to date
  • Never free your animal to fend for itself


Prepare your property -- Examine your surroundings regularly

  • Water accessibility
  • Have a primary and secondary escape route from paddock / stall AND property
  • Fences - check for breaks, keep grass / weeds clear
  • Barns - monitor extension cords, cob webs, power outlets and other sources of spark / flames
  • Gates and latches -make sure they work easily and open inward
  • Equipment - make sure it is in working condition
  • Trailer - registered, accessible, road ready?
  • Is everything easily accessible - even at night?
  • Do regular maintenance


If you are asked to evacuate -- start immediately -- don't wait!

--> GET PREPARED