HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaiian Humane Society encourages all pet owners to have a plan in the event of a major disaster or emergency. The Society is also offering emergency shelter volunteer training to help manage pet-friendly shelters that will open during major disasters.
The public may sign up for the Emergency Pet Shelter Volunteer training class this Friday, October 17 at 5:30 pm at the Hawaiian Humane Society. Volunteers are needed to work at pet-friendly shelters islandwide. They can sign up at HawaiianHumane.org.
A complete list of emergency pet-friendly shelter locations is available at HawaiianHumane.org. Select shelters will be activated as needed by the City & County's Department of Emergency Management.
A disaster preparedness kit for your pet needs to include a 7 to 10 day supply of food and water in sealed containers, crate or carrier for each pet in which he can stand up and turn around in with ID card attached, leash and collar with updated ID and license tags, bedding, towels, toys, treats, food and water bowls, medications, grooming supplies, cleaning supplies for crates and litter boxes, cat litter in a sealed container, vaccine records and other veterinary information, photographs of the pet and a pet first aid kit.
Pet owners must plan to bring their pet indoors well ahead of a natural disaster and ensure the indoor area is protected from breaking glass, wind and noise. It is also a good idea to crate pets who become easily frightened.
Hawaiian Humane Society is an education and advocacy organization that shelters, protects, rescues, reunites and rehomes animals. It is Oahu's only open admission shelter. Established in 1883, this non-profit organization is not affiliated with or funded by any national organization. Gifts made to this local organization help local animals and people. Visit HawaiianHumane.org to learn more.