County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) encourages all pet owners to be prepared before disaster strikes.
Southern California is subject to many types of natural disasters such as wildfires, earthquakes, and floods. Local emergencies such as power outages, chemical spills, or other events can also disrupt normal activities. Being prepared for these situations will help you protect your pet.
DACC would like to remind pet owners to include your pets in your emergency plans. Pet owners are much more likely to evacuate early when they are prepared, have a plan, and have a kit (stay at home kit and on the go kit). “We strongly urge all pet owners to plan ahead and make sure your pets are licensed and microchipped,” says DACC Director Marcia Mayeda.
County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control will be joining various County Departments with Fall Season disaster preparedness events to educate and prepare residents for emergencies and disasters.
County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors proclaim “September as National Preparedness Month (NPM) in Los Angeles County.” The County of Los Angeles will kick-off the two-month disaster preparedness campaign with NPM. This year’s NPM theme is “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.” For a complete list of 2018 NPM, Prepareathon and Great ShakeOut events and activities in the County of Los Angeles, access lacounty.gov/emergency.