It is important to consider what will happen to your pet in the event of a disaster. This means thinking about what plans you can put in place now to make sure your pet is cared for if you were unable to get home, or what you would do with your pet if you had to evacuate.
If you cannot take your pets with you in an emergency, make sure that they are left indoors where possible, in separate small rooms, and with plenty of food and water. Animals kept outside, such as birds or pocket pets, should have suitable shelter for their enclosures.
RSPCA South Australia's video below outlines the key steps in considering your pets during disaster planning.
As part of their Rural Disaster Recovery Toolkit, the Queensland Government offers a range of advice and information for livestock farms that are affected by natural disasters. Click here to find out more.
Call 1300 ANIMAL (1300 264 625) to report any sick or injured animals in need of assistance.