Your Pets in a Disaster
Pet owners naturally look at their animal friends as part of the family. Just like humans, pets are affected by disaster as well. Make sure you include them in your disaster planning. Your pet will need the same essential items as humans; water, food and shelter. Go to www.ready.gov/animals for additional information. FEMA also has information here: http://www.fema.gov/plan/prepare/animals.shtm
Miami County Animal Response Team.
Miami County is fortunate to have a group of dedicated volunteers whose mission during a disaster will be taking care of pets. Miami County Animal Response Team, known as MiCart, works in conjunction with Miami County Emergency Management during a disaster. Many times during disasters pets and their owners are separated and MiCart will assist in housing and re-uniting them. For more information or to sign up as a MiCart volunteer, go to their website: http://www.micart.org/MiCART_Home_63SA.html