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June is National Pet Preparedness Month! The Department of Public Health’s Animal Care Division, and  Preparedness and Response Program, with the Office of Emergency Services are collaborating to bring you tips about preparing your pet for emergencies by staying informed. Staying informed is a great way to keep your pets safe and ready for any situation.

Here are some steps you can take to stay informed:

1. Stay connected to our county emergency agencies by visiting prepare.sbcounty.gov

2. Sign up for emergency alerts at sbcfire.org/alertwarning

3. Find out in advance where you can take your pets when an emergency happens in

your community. To find a local animal care agency or shelter that serves your

area please visit animalcare.sbcounty.gov/serviceareas

4. Listen to local officials for regular updates during an emergency.

5. Maintain a list of addresses and phone numbers of all the places you can take your pet in an emergency.

For more information, please visit  prepare.sbcounty.gov.

Additional County Update News – June 20, 2024