2nd Chance 4 Pets provides very straightforward steps and proper documentation to put in place which will prevent your beloved pet from ending up at the local animal shelter. This topic may seem difficult to think about, but the reality is no one ever knows when something tragic is going to happen to them. It is easier than you think to make arrangements for your pets (just in case). The following information was provided in the recent webinar from 2nd Chance 4 Pets:
In the confusion that accompanies a person’s unexpected illness, accident, or death, pets may be overlooked. To prevent this from happening, take these simple precautions:
- Identify at least two responsible friends or relatives who agree to provide temporary care if needed. Give them keys to your home, feeding and care instructions, the name of your veterinarian, and information about any permanent care provisions you have made.
- Make sure neighbors, friends, and relatives know how many pets you have, and provide them with contact information for emergency caregivers.
- Carry an “alert identification card” that lists the names and phone numbers of emergency caregivers. Post removable “in case of emergency” notices on your doors or windows, specifying how many and what types of pets you have. (Emergency cards can be downloaded from the 2nd Chance 4 Pets website)
Awareness of this issue is the first step in helping our animal companions and preventing our animals from unnecessary euthanasia as well as providing pet caregivers with peace of mind.
2nd Chance 4 Pets has a wealth of information on their website, with easy downloadable forms to get all in order related to life time planning for your pets. Your pets will thank you!