Make an animal emergency plan

Pets and service animals

Have a plan for your pets in case of an evacuation. Include where your pets will go and how they'll get there.

Evacuation shelters will only accept service animals. Plan an alternate location for your pets, such as a hotel, boarding centre, animal clinic or with friends. Emergency Support Services will help coordinate for your pet's needs during an evacuation (only domestic pets and service animals, not livestock or dog teams).

Remember that pets need a 72-hour emergency kit with essential supplies, too. This includes a crate for each animal, vaccine records and medications. Use this checklist to prepare your pet.

The Canadian Disaster Animal Response Team has more information about caring for pets and non-commercial livestock in an emergency.


If you're a farmer, read this guide for Yukon farmers on preparing to keep your property and livestock safe during emergencies.

You can also read these farm animal emergency preparedness guidelines from the Government of Canada.