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Date:5/27/2009

PurinaCare Pet Insurance suggests what to include in a Pet Evacuation Kit

SAN ANTONIO, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2009 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1 and is expected to bring 12 named storms, with six of those becoming hurricanes. Preparing your family and your pets to evacuate or take shelter against these devastating storms requires initial planning. PurinaCare(R) Pet Health Insurance (www.purinacare.com) suggests preparing a Pet Evacuation Kit in the event of an evacuation or storm threat. Below is a checklist of emergency items to include in your Pet Evacuation Kit.

  • All pets should wear an identification tag and collar
  • At least one week's supply of food in water-tight container
  • At least one week's supply of water
  • Leash and harness for dogs and cats
  • Appropriate size pet carrier for dogs and cats
  • Make sure vaccinations are up to date
  • Copies of updated vaccination certificates (required by shelters)
  • Pet medications (including heartworm / flea prevention)
  • Litter box, litter for cats
  • Updated photos of your pet in case they get lost
  • Your pet's favorite toy to help calm nerves

PurinaCare also recommends identifying evacuation sites and researching pet accommodations. Make calls now to check on the boarding policies of the local kennels, animal shelters or hotels and ensure you add any of these requirements to your Pet Evacuation Kit.

"Many lessons were learned from recent storm tragedies such as Hurricane Katrina when storm victims encountered evacuation shelters that did not allow pets. As a result, some pet owners refused to evacuate without their pets or had to do the unthinkable, abandon them," said Dr. Bill Craig, DVM, chief medical and underwriting director of PurinaCare(R) Pet Health Insurance. "As part of PurinaCare's mission to provide a lifetime of care for your pets, we believe creating a Pet Evacuation Kit now can relieve some of that stress if faced with an evacuation."

About PurinaCare(R) Insurance Services Inc.

PurinaCare Insurance Services Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nestle Purina PetCare Company. Nestle Purina PetCare Company and PurinaCare Insurance Services Inc. promote responsible pet care, humane education, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets. PurinaCare Insurance Services Inc. markets and sells PurinaCare(R) policies as a licensed insurance agency. www.purinacare.com


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