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Emergency Directive for your Pet

old dog

What if a medical problem arises while your animal is in someone else’s care? Do they have clear instructions about what to do, who to call, who is your veterinarian?

What if they cannot get hold of you and the situation is severe enough that a decision on care or even worse, a decision on humane euthanasia needs to be made?

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Evacuating with a Cat

Maine Coon Cat

Too often following a disaster, Animal Emergency Response Teams are tasked with rescuing pets that were left behind during an evacuation. A hugely disproportionate number of these animals are cats.

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2013: Year in Emergency Review

Munchkin lion pose

The year 2013 brought many lessons in animal emergency preparedness.

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Who will care for your pets?

Ivy in arms

I was watching the snow fall the other day from the comfort of my living room couch. My outdoor work had been cancelled for the day but it got me thinking – what if the snow had started while I was at work and the roads were so bad that I could not get home or worse – I tried to get home and was involved in a car accident.

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One Year After Sandy, Pet Owners Still Need Help

Santa and Westie Reindeer

Many pet owners include their pets on their holiday gift list, hanging a stocking for their dog or cat. But some pet owners along the Jersey shore do not even know where they will celebrate let alone how they will be able to celebrate.

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Holiday Pet Dangers

Plants toxic to pets

As you prepare for Thanksgiving (as well as Hanukah and the rest of the holiday season), don’t forget your pets. Holidays can be a very dangerous time for pets. Take a moment to consider the dangers around the house and make sure your pets do not have access to potential harm.

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Winter Weather WARNING

A pony stays warm in a three sided shelter

Get Ready! There is cold, possibly wet, weather coming our way for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Our philosophy

Dog pals

Ready Pets Go was founded on the principle that if pet owners are educated about planning and preparing for emergencies and given the information about where to go, who to contact, what to do – most will do the right thing and bring their pets with them.

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Stay Calm and Take Your Pets With You

Cat hiding

STOP. It will be okay. A positive mental attitude increases not just your chances of survival, but also the survival of those for whom you are responsible – your family, your children and your pets.

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Pet CPR

Fluffy cat plays dead

Knowing how to do pet CPR can save an animal’s life and allow you time to reach veterinary care.

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