A checklist for companion animals can be found below. For more detail on selected items, please click on the corresponding number in each section. A complete checklist and details are also available for download as a PDF document.
Preparing for a Disaster - Canada Plan ahead for a disaster so that there is no panic at the time you must be efficient. Remember that at this time, most human emergency shelters will not accept pets, excluding registered service animals.
Emergency contact lists (hotels/motels, family/friends, boarding facilities, animal shelters, emergency vets, shelters for lost animals)
Map of local area including evacuation routes
Batteries / Solar Powered Energy Supply
Cell phone and charger
Upon Warning of a Disaster At the first warning of disaster, begin evacuation procedures to ensure that you and your pets get out safely and that there are spaces available in your prearranged evacuation locations. If you wait until the last moment, human emergency rescue workers in Canada may not allow your pets to come with you.
* Ensure that your vehicle is temperature regulated
During a Disaster/Evacuation It is very important to take your animals with you when evacuating an area. A disaster that is hazardous to us is also hazardous to our pets. Leaving a pet behind in a disaster to fend for themselves may result in your pet becoming injured, lost or worse. Even if you believe you will only be away for a short period of time, take your animals with you as that short period of time can easily be extended.
If you are evacuating the area:
Keep animals leashed or in carrier at all times