Emergency Planning

Keeping our precious Westies safe takes prior planning. Below is a list of thing that you can do now to prepare for any type of natural or man-made disaster.

 

First Aid Kit

A first aid kit is a must for your pups. Medicines should also be included. Check with your vet for proper usage. In a toolbox, tackle box or other container with a handle, gather the following:

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Evacuation Plan

In the event you are evacuated, it is recommended that you take a three-day supply of food and other items for your pet. Include the following when packing to leave:

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Additional Considerations

The time to make arrangements for an emergency is now. In addition to the First Aid Kit and the evacuation plan, prepare for other possible situations by doing the following:

Update your emergency contact information with your vet and kennel.

Arrange for someone to enter your home in an emergency to take care of your pets if you are unable to get home for a period of time. Make certain they have a key to your house, and your Vet’s name and phone number. If this is not the same person as your emergency contact, let your vet know about this arrangement in case one of your pets needs to be taken for treatment in your absence.

Crate train your pets if you haven’t already. This will allow for safe transport if evacuated. Crating may be required in certain circumstances. Practice packing your vehicle to make sure that you can accommodate all of your pets.

Keep a reservoir type water container. Leave one outside for any time when you can’t get home. Consider leaving a toilet lid up in the home for the same reason. Your pets can only go three days without water.

Become familiar with medicinal herbs that can be used for many different ailments. Keep a supply in your First Aid Kit. Remember to check expiration dates and replace periodically.

Keep three months supply of food on hand. This is especially crucial if you are using a food not generally available at a grocery store.

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If you're interested in learning more about the West Highland White Terrier Club of Greater Atlanta, joining or working on a committee, here are the folks that can help. Just click on their names to contact them.

President: Don Mallik

Vice President: Donna Cannon

Treasurer: Brenda Hemphill

Secretary: Fran Stephenson

West Highland White Terrier Club of Greater Atlanta, Inc.

Post Office Box 844
Roswell, GA 30077-0844

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