Dear Friend of Pets Unlimited,
As friends, family and communities continue to recover and rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, we are all reminded how quickly our lives can be turned upside down. Though no plan is disaster-proof, we believe that everyone can benefit from having a household evacuation plan in place and every plan must include your companion animals.
Taking a few minutes to ensure that you have taken these three steps can save days and months of heartache in the event that you are separated from your pet:
- Keep up-to-date identification on your pets at all times. Use a properly fitted collar with an identification tag.
- Microchip your pet.
- Have current color photographs of your pet, showing any distinguishing markings and keep them with your emergency supplies. If your pet becomes lost, these photographs will help identify him or her.
As a holiday gift to all of our supporters, we have created a Disaster Supplies checklist
chock-full of safety tips and plans for your pet on our Disaster Preparedness page
. As a member of the San Francisco Disaster Preparedness Coalition for Animals (SFDPCA), Pets Unlimited is dedicated to providing humane treatment to animals left behind in a disaster. If you are interested in supporting these efforts by becoming an Animal Disaster Service Worker, please visit the SFDPCA website.
Your Friends at Pets Unlimited
Traveling for the Holidays?
2 Easy Ways to Help Pets in Need
1. Did you know that Pets Unlimited has a new travel program? It's true! And, if you book your holiday travel plans through the new online portal, our charitable programs receive two-thirds of your booking fee
. Give it a try and let us know what you think!
2. Are you looking for the perfect sitter for your pet this holiday season? Rover.com has dozens of sitters in your area and if you book your pet's stay-cation with a member of the Sit a Dog, Safe a Live program - you get a $20 coupon AND our shelter gets a $20 donation. It's a win-win: your pet makes a new friend in your neighborhood and our shelter animals get an exciting holiday surprise!