PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. – As we know, it’s hurricane season. Sometimes when natural disasters strike, we’re so busy gathering supplies for our families that the needs of our furry family members are forgotten about.
On Saturday, News 13 teamed up with the Humane Society of Bay County to inform the community on how to keep their pets safe this season.
News 13’s chief meteorologist, Justin Kiefer, spoke with locals from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Pet Superstore in Panama City Beach.
He said people should make sure that hotels and shelters nearby are pet friendly.
People with pets are also urged to prepare a portable kit with emergency supplies for your furry friend.
Items such as sturdy leashes, food, extra water, and a first aid kit can help keep your pets safe.
“Are you prepared in your house if you’re gonna stay. You keep water for your family and food for a week or what not, but do you have enough for yor pet? So why were here is to bring that awareness out,” Kiefer said.
It’s also a good idea to keep current photos of you and your pet in case they get lost.
Since many pets look alike, it will help eliminate mistaken identity and confusion.
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