Here at JUDY, one of the most impactful preparedness statistics we’ve come across is that 70% of “first responders” in an emergency are not trained professionals like Firemen or Medics, but they’re ordinary citizens like you. They’re your neighbors, your family, your friend across the street or maybe just a contact you have in your community.
Why does this matter?
If there’s a chance you might not be able to get home to your pets if there’s an emergency (think a wildfire mandatory evacuation where you’re not allowed to enter a certain area), you’re going to need to rely on your network to keep your pets safe. This is why it’s so important to involve your community in your preparedness plan! Talk with your neighbors about who’s home when, and how you can support each other (and each other’s pets) should one of you not be able to make it home in time.
More pet tips during National Pet Preparedness Month can be found in our Judy x Spot & Tango library HERE.
Have more questions about how to involve your community in your preparedness plan? No problem! Feel free to reach out to us directly. We’ve got you covered.
If you have additional questions, send them our way!