“If you are a pet or livestock owner and in a low-lying area, you should make plans now for you and your pet or livestock,” Strain said.
Strain said pet owners should bring at least several days’ supply of pet food, water for the evacuation route, medications, proof of vaccinations, health records, collar and leash for each animal, food/water bowls, kennel or crate, comfort items, extra litter and litter box and identification.
Exotic pets, like snakes and lizards, should be contained at all times and owners need to bring extension cords for plugging in heat rocks and lamps.
Permanent identification, such as a microchip, is recommended in addition to a collar tag.
Strain stressed finding pet-friendly accommodations prior to an evacuation.
For more information on preparing for emergencies, visit the LDAF website at LDAF.la.gov, www.getagameplan.org, emergency.louisiana.gov or www.petswelcome.com.