Save-A-Pet Reminds Pet Owners That September is National Preparedness Month
To assist local residents, Save-A-Pet is offering an Emergency Evacuation Preparedness brochure. The brochure is free of charge and emphasizes planning for pets, which is the most often-overlooked family member in catastrophic situations. Save-A-Pet hopes that the information it provides to pet owners will prove to be invaluable when families take steps to prepare for hurricanes and other natural disasters.
This year marks a decade of National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The U.S. Department of Homeland Security — which oversees FEMA — seeks to educate the public about how to prepare for emergencies, including natural disasters, mass casualties, biological and chemical threats, radiation emergencies and terrorist attacks.
This year, Save-A-Pet took in Midnight, a Chesapeake Bay retriever mix that was found wandering a storm-ravaged area near Brooklyn right after Hurricane Sandy hit. The dog was quarantined and vetted at a Nassau County animal hospital before being transported to Save-A-Pet by members of Guardians of Rescue.
Save-A-Pet is committed to ensuring the health and well-being of all animals. As a non-profit organization and no-kill animal shelter, Save-A-Pet acts as a safe haven for animals in need while working to place orphaned animals in loving homes. Save-A-Pet offers services such as spaying and neutering, improving the lives of homeless and abandoned animals, and works to educate the public about the importance of being a responsible pet owner. Save-A-Pet’s Emergency Evacuation Preparedness brochures can be found in local veterinarian’s offices, pet stores, grooming shops, or doggy day care centers.
To request a brochure and more information about Save-A-Pet, call (631) 473-6333. The brochure can also be downloaded at www.saveapetli.net.
Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue Inc. was established in 1994 and is located in Port Jefferson Station. Save-A-Pet works with The Town of Brookhaven Animal Shelter, to place homeless animals into new homes with loving families. All of the animals that come to Save-A-Pet are spayed, neutered, tested for diseases and vaccinated. Prospective adopters are thoroughly screened and matched with the most suitable pet for them and their family. Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue is a non-profit, no-kill shelter and is a safe haven for all of the animals that enter it.
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