Plan a pet emergency kit now for the hurricane season

By: Humane Society of Montgomery County
| Published 06/16/2015


MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas - The rainy forecast the next couple of days and as the hurricane season approaches, it’s time to hope for the best but plan for the worst. Prepare a pet emergency kit and include the following essential items to get your pets through whatever Mother Nature sends your way. The Humane Society of Montgomery County recommends the following:

At least 3 days of food in an airtight, waterproof container
At least 3 days of water specifically for your pets
Medicines and medical records in a waterproof container
Pet first aid kit - Include cotton bandage rolls, bandage tape and scissors; antibiotic ointment; flea and tick prevention; latex gloves; isopropyl alcohol and saline solution.
Collar or harness with ID tag and a leash
Important documents such as your pet’s registration information, adoption papers, vaccination documents, and medical records in a clean plastic bag or waterproof container.
Pet carrier
Sanitation needs - Pet litter and litter box if needed, newspaper, paper towels, plastic trash bags, and household chlorine bleach. To purify water in an emergency add eight drops of bleach per gallon of water, stir and let stand for 30 minutes before use. Do not use scented or color safe bleaches.
A picture of you and your pet together
Familiar items - Toys, treats, or bedding to reduce your pet’s stress
Emergency contact Information for local animal control agencies and veterinary hospitals
Develop a buddy system with neighbors, friends, or relatives.

For more information, visit or call 1-800-BE-READY.

The Humane Society of Montgomery County, Texas, meets its mission of responsible pet care by providing no-cost pet care in a home-like environment for families in crisis. The goal of the RUFF HOUSE Project is to keep families together. The Ruff House Project is funded by HSMC Memberships, donations, and revenues from Special Events.

For more information about the Humane Society of Montgomery County and the Ruff House, or to volunteer or donate, visit

For the family's emergency supply kit read The essentials for your emergency supply kit.