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With the extreme cold and snow that has been plaguing most of the country, not only people with disabilities but their service animals too are at risk during emergencies. How do you and your service animal prepare if the electricity goes out and the heating system fails? How do you and your service animal prepare if you’re using public transportation that gets stuck in icy gridlock? The scenarios are endless, and probable in some cases (as recent news stories have highlighted this winter). It’s important to have a plan in place, to know what you “might” do in case you need to take action.

The University of Kansas offers the video “Animal Emergency Preparedness”.  This short video gives basic information on steps you can take to ensure the safety of your service animal or pet during an emergency.

We can’t change the weather but we can be prepared to weather through it.

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