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-Mayor Virg Bernero

Mayor Virg Bernero
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Are your pets ready?

For many people, pets are part of the family. What will happen to your pets if you have to evacuate your home? What if a disaster strikes while you are not at home?

If you have to evacuate your home take your pet, if you can do so safely. If you are not home during the day, make a plan with someone who lives nearby to evacuate your pet if needed.

The Red Cross does not allow animals (except for service animals) in their shelters, but in a disaster the Capital Area Humane Society and partner agencies will open a special shelter for pets in the Lansing area.

Local Initiatives

The Animals in Disaster Planning Taskforce is working to train local workers and volunteers to set up and operate emergency pet shelters in a disaster. The taskforce is also developing plans to assist pet owners who were not able to evacuate their pets before the disaster.

Taskforce members: Lansing Emergency Management, Ingham County Emergency Management, Capital Area Humane Society, Ingham County Animal Control, MSU Veterinary Clinic, Mid-Michigan Red Cross.

Randy Talifarro
Fire Chief
120 E. Shiawassee
Lansing, MI 48933

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.