The City of Santa Clarita’s mission in an emergency situation is to save lives.
By protecting property and the environment in situations associated with natural disasters, manmade disasters, and national security emergencies, the City follows these emergency management objectives:
Manage and coordinate overall emergency response and recovery operations.
Coordinate with appropriate federal, state and other local government agencies, as well as applicable segments of private sector entities and volunteer agencies.
Establish priorities and resolve any conflicting demands for support.
Prepare and disseminate emergency public information to inform, alert and warn the public.
Disseminate damage information and other essential data.
Plan for the continuation of government.
If you are like millions of animal owners nationwide, your pet is an important member of your household. So when it comes to preparing for fires, earthquakes, or severe weather, include household pets in your family emergency planning. Considering what’s best for your family is typically what’s best for your pets – take care of the entire family before a disaster!
TOP TEN ITEMS FOR A PET PREPAREDNESS KIT
Food (your pet's regular food)
Leash and collar
Photo of your pet/ID and a photo of you with your pet
Medications your pet needs
Immunization/vet records (keep both updated)
First Aid Kit
Plastic bags for sanitation
After a disaster: Uncertainty and change in the environment can affect animals too, presenting new stresses and dangers.
Following a disaster. Keep your pets on a leash.Changes in the landscape may confuse your pet.
Be careful when allowing pets outside; they could encounter sharp or toxic debris.
A pet’s behavior may change after a crisis, becoming more aggressive or self-protective. Be sensitive to these changes and keep more room between them, other animals, children and strangers.
Animals need comforting.Comfort your pet with kind words and lots of pats or hugs.If possible, provide a safe and quiet environment.
Animals may be more at risk to various diseases that accompany natural disasters.Consult your veterinarian if your pet displays any unusual physical symptoms, and determine if any precautionary measures should be considered.