1. Tag ’em: Microchip your pet and make sure it wears a collar with ID tag that has your cell number. (Tip: Add your pet as a contact in your phone with microchip number as its “phone” number.)
2. Paint a picture: Take note of your pet’s unique markings and keep a few pet photos in your phone.
3. Pack a go bag: Fill a pet crate with extra leash/harness, bowls, food, a jug of water, litter for cats and pet carriers for small animals, and keep it in an accessible spot.
4. Don’t wait: Bring your pets with you as soon as an evacuation is ordered (place cats in carrier early before they get freaked and bolt); you might not be able to return for them.
Sources: Pet Rescue & Reunification and North Valley Animal Disaster Group