IF SOMETHING HAPPENS TO YOU OR THERE IS A FIRE AT YOUR HOME, WILL YOUR PETS GET HELP?
It’s important to keep a pet emergency card in your wallet behind your driver’s license, a tag on your keychain and a sticker on each of your home doors.
If a fire goes through your neighborhood, as many have experienced during the many fires we’ve had here over the years, you are NOT always allowed to enter the evacuation zone to get your pets. Having the stickers on the doors with not only your contact name and phone number, but listing each of your pets – what type of animal they are and their names; could save their life. If a fire fighter or police officer goes into your home, many animals would hide. If they can call out your pet’s name, at least they might come out of hiding or be calmed to hear their own name by a stranger.
If you were in an accident and not conscious to get care to your pets, they could be left without anyone for who knows how long. By carrying a pet emergency contact card behind your driver’s license, emergency personnel would know who to contact to get help for your pets. The key chain one is just another way to make sure your pet emergency card is read since most of them say, “Please see pet emergency wallet card.”
DID YOU KNOW MICRO-CHIPS IN PETS CAN MOVE?!
I didn’t, yikes! Unlikely, but they can. At your yearly vet visit, have them check the chip just in case.
+ Remember to keep your info updated whenever you move, your phone numbers change, or your “Take Care of My Pet” emergency backup people’s info changes!
I have this as a calendar reminder every few months as a check to myself. Then just move it back out several months again for next time.