PREPARATION -- PRIVATE OWNER OR BOARDER -- PREPARATION CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE

GET PREPARED

Make a Plan

  • Plan at least 2 evacuation routes -- are they accessible for trailers in all weather?
  • Team up with your neighbors -- Prearrange a place to relocate your animals.
  • Make sure each animal has PERMANENT ID / accessible ID packet.
  • Immunize regularly.
  • Keep "Grab & Go" documentation on feed, health issues and medication for each animal.
  • Have 2 off-site contacts -- 1 local and 1 out-of-the-area
  • Keep the information updated.


Prepare Your Animal -- Train Together

  • Remain calm yourself.
  • Train him to behave BEFORE the emergency.
  • Take him out at night.
  • Use flashlights / glow sticks around him.
  • Practice finding and putting on your halter in the dark.
  • Have other people handle him.
  • Pack a GO KIT for your animal(s) and keep it up-to-date.
  • Never free your animal to fend for himself.


Prepare Your Property

  • Examine your surroundings regularly.
  • Have a primary and secondary escape route from paddock, stall and property.
  • Water accessibility.
  • Fences -- check for breaks, keep grass / weeds cleared.
  • Barns -- monitor extension cords, cobwebs, power outlets and other sources for potential fire.
  • Gates and latches -- make sure they work easily and open inward.
  • Equipment -- make sure it is in working condition.
  • Trailer -- registered, accessible, road ready?
  • Is everything easily accessible -- even at night?
  • Do regular maintenance.


IF YOU ARE ASKED TO EVACUATE - START IMMEDIATELY - DON'T WAIT!






 


 

Halter preparation

Halter preparation