Don`t be dogged by disaster: Tips for keeping pets safe

ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Mike Perkins of The Humane Society of Missouri gives the best tips for keeping your pets safe during a disaster.

The Humane Society of Missouri`s Animal Cruelty Task Force knows first-hand what it`s like to see pets exposed to the perils of natural disasters as well as the importance of being prepared.

National Preparedness Month is a great time to put a plan in place for the family, including pets, so all are ready should disaster strike. The Humane Society of Missouri`s animal cruelty task force offers these simple tips, which could be the key to survival:

• Create a plan.
• Make a disaster kit.
• If you evacuate, take your pet.
• Listen for information.

For more information about National Preparedness month and how you and your pet can be prepared during an emergency, visit the Humane Society of Missouri website at