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Pets & Storms

While the east coast takes a beating, by mother nature in recent storms, we immediately think about the safety and well-being of our furry friends. They are, after all, a valid member of our families and sometimes, amongst all the chaos, these little critters get left behind. 

The SES have a Storm Safe website with a page devoted to pets and animals and a Storm Safe Pets Fact Sheet.

Warnings encourage belongings to be tied down, cars moved under cover, safe distance from windows and so on however do you remember to bring your pet inside or to take them with you if/when you evacuate? "Your pets are reliant on you during storms and can be scared by lightning, thunder and heavy rain." (Storm Safe website).

The same applies when you are travelling with your pets and we encourage our pet-friendly holiday rental property owners to build pet care into the emergency management plan.