Hey New Yorkers! 2011 has been a rough year so far with incredible snow storms that many of you haven’t seen in 20 years and a hurricane that knocked down trees, knocked out power, and flooded parts of Long Island. Hopefully you’ve prepared an emergency kit for you and your family in case there are some other unexpected weather situations or other problems. Have you made sure your pet is ready for emergencies as well?
If not, today, September 26, you can take your pet down to Union Square in Manhattan to the dog run area and get your pet microchipped, vaccinated, and ready for emergencies. There will also be free identification tags if you need one and dog licensing so your pet is registered with the city in case she ever gets lost. There will also be guides and volunteers who will help you put together a list of items to have in a pet emergency kit, your emergency kit, and a list of places to go to in NYC if you have to evacuate your home.
The NYC Office of Emergency Management has teamed up with the ASPCA, Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene, and NYC Veterinary Emergency Response Team to offer this free event to all New Yorkers who have a pet and need to make sure their pet is properly identified and prepared.
The event is from 3:30pm to 7pm and if your pet and you are taking the train, she must be in a carrier. You can take the 4,5,6, L, Q, N, and R trains to the Union Square subway stop or the F to 14st and walk down to the park. The M1, M2, M3, and M14 also stop at Union Square.
After you’re done you can let your dog romp in the dog park before heading home and know that your pet is ready for any emergency situation!
Photo Courtesy of NYC.gov