Prepare your pets for cyclone season

Cyclone season has officially started and it is now time to start to prepare for extreme weather during the wet season.

The Department of Primary Industry and Resources is reminding Territorians to plan ahead for their families, pets and any livestock they may have, including putting together a cyclone kit and having a plan in place for your animals.

All pet and animal owners need to be aware of what their animals require in times of an emergency and plan accordingly.

Their animal plan should include where to shelter as well as identification and emergency numbers. The kit should include water, food, toys and medication.

All pet owners have responsibility for the welfare, health and safety of their pet—this is equally important when away on holiday.

DPIR’s tips for those traveling over Christmas are to leave instructions for your pet’s caretaker about food, shelter, health issues and vet support. Microchipping will make it easier to reunite any runaways with their loved ones.

To keep up to date with weather-related emergency information, visit SecureNT or follow Secure NT on Facebook.

For more information on how to properly care for your animals go to the NT Government website.

Pets in cyclones

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