What’s in their kit?
UGA’s Mascot Uga IX is Prepared
What unique items do you have in your pet Ready kit?
Well, I always have to keep my spiked collar and some extra jerseys in a safe place—you can NEVER have enough jerseys. Of course I keep at least three days worth of (dog) food and water available, and I won’t go anywhere without my favorite bowl. I have a regular medication, so I keep a three-day supply in my kit.
I keep copies of important documents like my registration, my list of meds and, of course, my University of Georgia student ID card. Everyone knows I enjoy a comfortable bed, so I’ve got an extra sleeping mat as well. And you’ve got to have something to do during emergencies, so I keep some dog treats and toys around to keep me entertained. Last but not least, I pack some bug spray to keep away those annoying yellow jackets.
Why do you think pet emergency preparedness is important?
I’ve been around this state, and I know how passionate Georgians are about their pets, especially their dawgs. But it’s amazing how many will forget to include extra items for their pets when they pack emergency supplies. As all University of Georgia fans know, we’re a part of the family. If you love your pet, make sure you plan ahead to take care of it.
Have you or a loved one experienced an emergency where a Ready kit would have come in handy?
You might know that while I make the trip up to Athens a lot, I actually live with the Seiler family in Savannah. As long-time coastal town residents, we know the importance of being prepared for big storms. We keep a close eye on the weather, especially during hurricane season. But other emergencies, like tornadoes or floods, can happen with little warning, so you’ve got to be prepared.
Find out how to prepare your pet for emergencies.
Photo credit: Danny White