NEW ORLEANS (press release) – With the rise of COVID-19 in the community, you may be wondering the best ways to protect the ones you love, including your furry family members.

The CDC recommends that, in case you fall ill and are unable to care for your pets, you create a pet preparedness kit. This kit should include key documents, food and medications, and other necessary supplies along with detailed instructions on how to take care of your pets’ daily needs to ensure that your pets are well cared for while you recover.

As you create your instructions, take a moment to think about your pet’s day-to-day life. Does your pet have a specific ritual in the morning? What time are they fed? If you have multiple pets, do they need to eat separately? Where do your pets like to sleep? If they take medication, how much and when? How do your pets prefer to go potty? If they go on walks, are they dog reactive? No detail is too small!

In addition to creating the kit, you should pick two furry godparents, which are trusted individuals or boarding organizations that you can rely on if you get sick. Be sure to communicate with these individuals/organizations to ensure they will be able to assist you when you need it.

 

Click here to download the checklist.

 

-From the LaSPCA –

P.S. – Did you know that amid the COVID-19 pandemic donations have already begun to drop? If you can, please consider donating today to help the animals in our care.