Planning is the best way to keep your pets safe during an evacuation event.  Remember that if it is not safe for you, its not safe for them.

Make sure your pets are microchipped and vaccines are current.  Microchips only work if they are registered with current contact information.  Find more information about Lee County's microchip program at

Plan and assemble an emergency kit for your pets, whether you shelter in place, plan to evacuate or go to a shelter.

Pet Go-Kit Supplies

Be prepared & plan ahead.

  • Water and food bowls
  • Pet's health records & medication
  • Manual can opener and spoon
  • Familiar items: Treats, toys and bedding can help reduce stress for your pet and help it feel more secure
  • First aid kit: Cotton bandage rolls, bandage tape & scissors; antibiotic ointment; flea & tick prevention; latex gloves & isopropyl alcohol. Including a pet first aid reference book is a good idea too.
  • A picture of you and your pet together. If you become separated, a picture of you and your pet together will help document ownership.
  • Sanitation: Newspapers, paper towels, plastic trash bags and household bleach.
  • Collar and leash (even for cats) with ID and rabies tag
  • Crate or pet carrier. The carrier should be large enough for your pet to stand, turn around and lay down.
  • Litter & litter boxes for cats.  Poopy bags for dogs.
  • Water: One gallon per day, for seven days, for each animal
  • Food & treats for at least a week