Have a pet, have a plan!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Fans of Eye on L.A. might remember when host Tina Malave adopted a rescued dog from the North Central Animal Shelter. She named him Teddy Winkleton and took him home, but little did she know what the future would hold because there was no information to be had about Teddy or his medical conditions.

Teddy's previous owner had died in the hospital and Teddy was left alone at home for weeks without food or water, and on the verge of death when he was finally discovered. That's all in the past now, and today Teddy's happy and healthy! But it's been a long road to recovery, and now Tina and Teddy have a message for all pet owners: HAVE A PET, HAVE A PLAN!

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), most people don't have a plan for their pets in case of emergency. So here are 7 tips to help you be prepared to protect your pets in case of emergency.

HAVE A PET, HAVE A PLAN

  1. Designate a Friend or Relative
  2. Carry a Pet Alert Card in Your Wallet
  3. https://www.letfamilyknow.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Pet_Alert_Wallet_Card.pdf
  4. Create a Pet Dossier
  5. Make an Evacuation Pack
  6. Get Your Pet Microchipped
  7. Put a Disaster Sticker on Your Front Door
  8. https://secure.aspca.org/form/free-pet-safety-pack
  9. Download the Free ASPCA App
  10. http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/general-pet-care/aspca-mobile-app

You can find more useful information here:

http://awos.petfinder.com/shelters/CA763.html

http://www.aspca.org/animal-protection/los-angeles-initiative

http://www.aspca.org/pet-care