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Greenhill Suggests Preparing A “Go Bag” For Your Pet This Wildfire Season

Andy Nelson
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After last year's Holiday Farm Fire, Greenhill Humane Society has some tips about how to prepare for a quick exit with your pets. According to Megan Brezovar, Community Engagement and Humane Education Manager, the most important thing in an emergency is to get yourself to safety - and bring your pets if you can.




“If you can find them, bring them with you. Things are replaceable. Our family and animals are not,” said Brezovar.

People dropped off carloads of supplies for pet owners who had to evacuate last year, according to Brezovar.

“Greenhill was able to provide crisis care. So, we housed over a hundred animals for free while people were getting on their feet,” Brezovar said. 

Having a go-bag for your pet will help. This should include a week’s worth of water, food and medication. It should also have veterinary information and a photo of your pet.

According to Brezovar, the easiest way to be reunited is to make sure your pet has ID tags or a microchip.

“And you need to check that food because it does expire of course,” said Brezovar.


More information of how to prepare for disasters with your pets can be found here.


Aubrey Bulkeley co-created FLUX podcast, a three-part series to accompany award-winning UO School of Journalism and Communication publication, FLUX Magazine. Bulkeley finished her Master's degree in Journalism at the University of Oregon in 2019.
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