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Pets and Emergencies

Pets, except for guide dogs, will not be accepted at reception centres in Brampton due to health regulations.

Residents with pets should plan to self-evacuate early with pets when a disaster approaches.

Plans should be made in advance with a neighbour to evacuate pets should residents not be home.  Arrangements should include meeting at a pre-arranged location.

Residents are encouraged to prepare a portable pet disaster supply kit including the following items:

  • Medical records
  • Recent photo
  • Contact info for kennels
  • Contact info for pet-friendly hotels and relatives
  • Contact info for personal veterinarian
  • Leash
  • Food
  • Water
  • Bowls
  • Carriers for small pets

Animals should not be left off-leash during emergencies or approaching emergencies, as they may not behave in a predictable fashion.

If pets must be left behind, a supply of food and water for several days should be left with them. Placards could be placed on an outside door indicating that a pet is inside.

Make plans in advance for livestock. Keep a 3+ day supply of water, feed, hay, and medication in a centralized location.

The City of Brampton Evacuation Plan indicates that City of Brampton Animal Services will provide overall coordination with other agencies such as local veterinarians, the Society For The Prevention of Cruelty To Animals and the Humane Society in an evacuation emergency.