South MS horse owners still need your help to recover from Katrina.  Please click here to learn more.

Counter Tracker
Prepare a Disaster Kit
Successful disaster preparedness depends on knowing where emergency equipment is stored and keeping it easily accessible. Place the kit in a central location and let everyone know where it is.  Check the contents regularly to ensure fresh and complete supplies.  Your facility should be equipped with:
Food, water, and disaster supplies for your family
ladder(s) long enough to reach the roof
cotton ropes
shovels
rakes
water, feed, and buckets. Tools and supplies needed for sanitation.
flashlights or lanterns
cell phone, flashlights, portable radios, and batteries.
blankets and a minimum of 100 feet of hose
restraining equipment such as cotton halters, cotton lead ropes, collars, whips, blindfolds
fence panels and hot wire kits
Portable first-aid kit and a battery powered radio ready at all times
Handling equipment such as halters, cages, and appropriate tools for each animal
Mount fire extinguishers in all buildings, especially at all entrances. Make sure they are current and that your family or employees know how to use them.
Animal ID Disaster Kit
Current list of all animals, including their location and records of feeding, vaccinations, and tests. Make this information available at various locations on the farm.
Make sure that you have proof of ownership for all animals.
Supplies for temporary identification of your animals, such as plastic neckbands and permanent markers to label your animals with your name, address, and telephone number.
Pack a Horse Evacuation Kit - (suggested items)
Fire Extinguisher
Water Bucket
Halter
Lead Rope
Extra supplies of any medications & instructions
Identification papers
Feed instruction
50 foot cotton rope
Equine First Aid Kit
Flashlight
Roll of Duct Tape
A Cattle/Animal Marketing Crayon
A change of clothing (for you)
Keep ID tags on halters and ropes
If you board your horse, make sure that the stable manager has an emergency plan.
Create a Pet kit
Pack extra pet care and transportation items in an easy to grab kit, including:
Extra collars, tags and leashes for all pets and extra pet food with a manual can opener if needed
A supply of stored drinking water
Toys or blankets the pet will find familiar
Paper towels, plastic bags and disinfectant for waste clean-up
Copies of your petís medical and vaccination records
Extra supplies of any medications your pet is currently taking




------------------------