EMA, Animal Welfare want to help keep your pets safe | Community Spirit
June is National Pet Preparedness Month, and Macon-Bibb County’s Emergency Management Agency and Animal Welfare Department want you to take steps now to make sure your pets are safe during an emergency or severe weather. To learn how to prepare your pets for emergencies, check out the the guides from FEMA or GEMA.
“Pets are part of our families, and it’s just as important for people to have a plan for them as it is for their husbands, wives, and children” says EMA Director Spencer Hawkins. “June is especially important for us in Middle Georgia as we face extremely hot temperatures and the threat of severe weather and even tornadoes. We want to make sure people know what to do with their pets in all conditions.”
“Throughout the entire year, we talk with people about taking care of their animals, from housing to feeding to spaying and neutering, so we want to make sure these loved ones are safe even in the face of an emergency,” says Animal Welfare Director Sonja Adams.