Prepare a disaster plan for your pet with the help of World Animal Protection
What’s the story?
Disasters can be deadly because they can strike at any time and without warning. Bushfires, storms, floods, tropical cyclones and hot weather are a reality of living in Australia. The likelihood that you and your animals will survive an emergency depends largely on emergency planning done today. If the worst happens, having a plan in place for your pet will mean you can be prepared, act early and stay safe. Your plan could mean the difference between life and death.
The Black Saturday bushfires
The experiences of Black Saturday have highlighted the lack of effective strategies in dealing with protecting pets during natural disasters.
“The Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission investigation into the bushfires found that human safety was compromised due to lack of preparation by households. Many people have strong connections to their pets – and many lives were lost returning to the fire scene at a late stage to retrieve animals.” – World Animal Protection
What can we do?
Experts generally state that the four main steps to prepare for disaster are to be informed, to make a plan, to be prepared and to know your neighbours. World Animal Protection aims to help with your preparedness by compiling a free, downloadable Disaster Pack that includes a complete checklist of emergency survival items and important information to prepare a disaster plan for your pet.
Supporting World Animal Protection
The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.
The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.
The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families. The Wishing Well recognises the importance of the act of giving. We recognise the significance of the participation of community members and all donations are most appreciated.
The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.
The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Money donated to The Wishing Well enables traumatised children access to healing therapies. Please see our website for more information:
Prepare your disaster plan now
Preparing a disaster plan for your pet saves valuable time and prevents you making rash decisions when disaster strikes. Your plan could save the lives of your pet, yourself and your family.
Download a free copy now from World Animal Protection: