The best way to ensure the safety of your entire family is to be prepared. Are you prepared for a disaster? Do you have a pet emergency plan? On a previous post, Be #PetPrepared Create A Disaster Preparedness Plan, I shared Hill’s Pet 7 Safety Tips To Ensure Your Pet’s Safety in an Emergency.
This post is sponsored by Hill’s® Pet and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I have been selected as a Sponsored Blogger to attend the BlogPaws 2016 Conference on behalf of Hill’s® Pet, however, we only work with brands we love. BlogPaws and Hill’s® Pet are not responsible for the content of this article.
Disastrous Wildfire, Be Pet Prepared
For the past months, due to extreme heat and dry conditions, destructive wildfires are on a rise. We just recently moved to California, and we were told that there are two wildfire seasons: Summer and Fall months. Last month, two devastating wildfires occurred. In the Santa Barbara wildfire, 50 deaf dogs were evacuated from the Deaf Dog Rescue of America and found a haven with the inmates from the Paws 4 Life program at the California State Prison. In the Monterey wildfire, 63 animals from Big Sur were rescued by Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) for Monterey County. SPCA was “the very first animal welfare agency in the United States to partner with the American Red Cross and shelter pets adjacent to human evacuation shelters during disasters.”
Arizona also experienced a disastrous wildfire. During the 2016 BlogPaws Conference, The Arizona Humane Society was a special guest at Hill’s Pet VIP luncheon event. It was discussed at the luncheon the Importance of Planning Before a Disaster takes place. Hill’s Pet encourages families to become Pet Prepared and have Emergency Go-Kits. Each Go-Kit must consist of pet essentials. Hill’s Pet Nutrition has a created a handy infographic illustrating must have items in Your Pet Emergency Go-Kit and Tips To Help Secure Your Pet’s Safety In An Emergency. Use this link, Hills Infographic Pet Disaster Preparedness, to print it out.
Hill’s Pet Food, Shelter & Love Program
Hill’s Pet is more than a pet food company. The Hill’s Disaster Relief Network quickly responds to disaster areas and deploy pet food resources in an emergency. Hill’s Disaster Relief Network is a one of a kind program established in 2013 as an extension of the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love. This program has provided over $280 million worth of food to nearly 1,000 shelters.
During the luncheon, Hill’s Pet Nutrition donated Pet Go-Kits to the Arizona Humane Society. The Arizona Humane Society – Emergency Animal Medical Technician program was established in 2002 as the first of its kind in Arizona and devoted to saving sick, injured, abused and homeless animals. Also, I shared on previous post, Hill’s Pet #PetPrepared at 2016 #BlogPaws, everyone that attended Hill’s Pet Nutrition VIP luncheon had an opportunity to see their Arizona Humane Society emergency rescue truck.
“The best thing a family can do in the case of an emergency is be prepared, and that includes having a plan in place for your pets. We hope that families take into account simple steps that will help them feel ready should disaster strike.” by Arnaud Brel, Associate Director of Hill’s Pet Nutrition Food, Shelter & Love Program
Disaster can strike at any time, Have A Pet Emergency Plan!
Is your family ready for when disaster strikes? Preparation is important as there is usually little to no warning, and could likely save your pets life in a real emergency situation. Let’s Get Pets Prepped, Be Pet Prepared!
It was pawsome and honored to be sponsored by Hill’s Pet. Lots of Golden Thanks.
Be Pet Prepared, Have a Pet Emergency Plan and Pet Go-Kit!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of BlogPaws Pet Influencer Network. The opinions and text are all mine.