Protecting animals in emergencies
Your animals are your responsibility. You need to include them in your emergency planning and preparation. Prepare an emergency plan that covers the major disasters that could affect animals in your family, farm, or workplace.
Discuss your plan, record it, and practice it with your family and co-workers. Keep your plan somewhere it can be easily seen. In your household, this could be on the fridge or by the front door. In a farm or animal facility, this could be kept in a dairy shed, stable, or shearing shed.
Use our checklists for different types of animals and emergencies
We recommend you download copies of these checklists and include them as part of your emergency kit.
Checklists for specific emergencies such as fires, earthquakes, or floods are also available.
MPI emergency preparation guides for your animals
You can also order free emergency plans online and have them sent to you.
Other resources for animals in emergencies
Prepare a first aid kit for animals
It's good to have a suitable first aid kit handy in case animals are injured during an emergency. Your household first aid kit may contain supplies that can be used for animals. Use our first aid kit for animals checklist to make sure you have everything you need.
Who to contact
If you have questions about animals in emergencies:
- phone 0800 00 83 33
- email email@example.com