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Neighbor to Neighbor -- The Downtown Solution: IPNTA's Guide to Community Healing

Essentials for Animals

•Give a set of keys to someone in the neighborhood
•Place “animal alert” sticker on your door with your contact number(s)
•Appropriate equipment for transport
•Two-week supply of medication(s), up to date medical records
•Two-week supply of wet and dry food and plastic containers of water.
•First aid kit, Blankets and towels
•List of pet-friendly hotels, boarding facilities and veterinarians

DOGS: Extra leash or rope, Muzzle.
CATS: In lieu of carrier, use pillowcase or recycling bin punched with holes. Litter pans or aluminum baking dishes. Litter/newspapers, scoop.
RABBITS: Transport same as cats.
BIRDS: Transport in travel cage or carrier. Blanket for cold weather, plant mister for warm. Leg bands for I.D.
SMALL ANIMALS: (e.g. hamsters, gerbils, mice, rats, guinea pigs) Transport in carrier or small container with punched holes. Bedding materials
FISH: If you’re home when disaster strikes, secure fish tanks on low stands or tables
REPTILES/AMPHIBIANS: Snakes can be transported in a pillowcase. Transport lizards like birds.
Food: Large water bowl, Heat source, if necessary, Evacuation plan for live food, Dechlorinator drops

If you must leave the animals behind:
Hang signs on windows and doors that state what kind and how many animals you left behind, where they hide, your contact information.
Leave lots of water and dry food.
Animals should not be tied up or caged.

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