Mississippi State Department of Health

Preparing Pets and Livestock for Emergencies
Have a disaster plan in place for your pets and livestock before the storm occurs.


Storm readiness should begin long before the event occurs. The Mississippi State Department of Health along with the Mississippi Board of Animal Health urge residents who own pets and livestock to have disaster plans in place for their animals before the event occurs.

If you evacuate, take your pets. Leave early. Don't wait for a mandatory evacuation order. An unnecessary trip is far better than waiting too long to leave safely with your pets.

Pets and small animals

Large animals and livestock


If you own a farm, make a farm disaster supply kit so you will have supplies on hand in the event of a disaster. Place the kit in a central location that everyone knows. Check the contents regularly to ensure fresh and complete supplies. This kit should contain:

Find out more:

  Mississippi Board of Animal Health (MBAH)

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Find this page at https://msdh.ms.gov/page/44,3680,122,292.html

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