City of Long Beach
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90802
Long Beach, CA - June is Pet Preparedness Month, and the Department of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications is encouraging pet owners to include their four-legged friends in emergency planning through a variety of preparedness tips, community outreach and educational activities. Additionally, in collaboration with the City’s Animal Care Services, pet adoptions that occur during the month of June will receive free pet emergency preparedness kits.
“Preparing for emergency situations is an essential action we should take to ensure the safety of our families, including our pets,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.
Pets are important members of the household and Pet Preparedness Month gives residents an opportunity to review emergency plans for their homes and incorporate the needs of their pets.
How to prepare your pets for an emergency:
What to include in your pets’ emergency kit:
Throughout June, Disaster Preparedness will provide information on social media and distribute brochures to local pet-centric businesses to help further prepare community members and their pets for an emergency.
About Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications
The mission of the Department of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications is to protect the lives and property of the community and first responders through comprehensive planning, training and communication to ensure that daily requests for emergency services, as well as response, recovery, and mitigation for major emergencies and disasters is completed in an effective and efficient manner.