Now that hurricane season is bearing down on us here along the Gulf Coast, we begin to talk preparedness. That means not only do we humans need to batten down the hatches, we need to think about our four-legged family members as well. Pet owners should have an emergency plan for their pets.
More than 358 million pets reside in 63 percent of American households. According to a Zogby International poll, 61 percent of pet owners will not evacuate if they cannot bring their pets with them. However, more and more hotels are becoming pet friendly. And, in disaster situations, others will relax their no pets allowed policy.