Preparing a pet plan

The Sedgwick County Animal Response Team recommends that all pet owners prepare an emergency kit and plan before a disaster strikes. A small-animal evacuation kit should include:

* Two-week supply of food, dry and canned

* Two-week supply of water in plastic gallon jugs with secure lids

* A cage or carrier, one for each animal, labeled with your contact information

* Manual can opener

* Copies of veterinary records and proof of ownership

* Emergency contact list

* Pet toys, treats or blankets

* A first aid kit

* A flashlight

* Instructions on pets' diets and medications

* Leash and collar or harness for each animal

* Paper towels

* Trash bags