Message from FEMA: “Prepare as if nobody is coming to rescue you” and “microchip your pets”.
FEMA just released two new videos encouraging pet owners and the disabled to prepare for disasters. FEMA refers to them as “Preparing Makes Sense” instructional videos.
The YouTube description for the Preparing Makes Sense for Pet Owners video reads, “A unique instructional video containing information for pet owners and suggestions for proactive pet emergency preparedness.”
One of FEMA’s strong recommendations for prepping with pets is to microchip them.
“Microchipping is a particularly effective way to identify pets separated from their owners in an emergency,” Jordan Crump of the Humane Society claims in the video.
“Getting your pet microchipped is really crucial to keeping them safe in a disaster situation,” Crump emphasized.