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Animal Emergency Preparedness
Be Prepared
emergency trailerWhen disaster strikes, the same rules that apply to people apply to pets. Preparation makes all the difference, and if it's not safe for you, it's not safe for your pets. Take a few minutes to make a plan and assemble an emergency kit for yourself and your pet.

Pet Emergency Kit Suggested Supplies:
  • Pet first-aid kit
  • A traveling bag, crate or sturdy carrier, ideally one for each pet
  • Extra collar or harness as well as an extra leash
  • 3-7 days' worth of canned or dry food (and can opener if necessary)
  • Disposable garbage bags for clean-up
  • Disposable litter trays (aluminum roasting pans are perfect)
  • Litter or paper toweling
  • Bowls for food and water
  • 7 days’ worth of bottled water for each person and pet
  • Blanket and pet bed (a pillowcase works well for cats)
  • Toys and treats
  • ID Tags
  • Medications and a copy of prescriptions
  • Updated photo (preferably with you and the pet for ownership identification)
  • Relevant phone numbers, especially the veterinarian’s
  • Liquid dish soap and disinfectant
  • Flashlight

Additional considerations should be made for birds, reptiles and pet rodents.

Additional information and resources can be found on the ASPCA’s website and on FEMA’s website

Download FEMA’s Pet Owners Brochure to help you create an emergency kit and make an emergency plan.

Contact Us
Caitlyn Cahill

Caitlyn Cahill
Supervisor

Email Animal Control

Arapahoe County
Lima Plaza
6924 S. Lima St.
Centennial, CO 80112

Ph: 720-874-6750
Fx: 303-790-8934
TTY: 711

Hours

Monday - Saturday
7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

For after hours emergency calls, please contact the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office at 303-795-4711.