Ready New York: Emergency Preparedness Pet Event

Monday, September 13, 2010 - 10:45am

While we always hope for an uneventful storm season, we know all too well that disasters, such as hurricanes, tornadoes or even wildfires, can strike quickly—and with little or no warning. At the ASPCA, we believe planning ahead is key to keeping you and your pets protected if disaster should strike. With your safety in mind, we have teamed up with Ready New York, a city-sponsored educational campaign designed to encourage New York City residents to prepare for emergencies based on three guiding principles: knowing the hazards, making a household disaster plan and stocking emergency supplies. Pets are part of the family, too, and this event will teach pet parents how to prepare for all types of emergency situations.

Bring Your Pet and Prepare!
The ASPCA, along with participating organizations including, the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the American Red Cross, will join Ready New York in hosting a collaborative community event to help prepare pet parents for emergency situations.

When: Thursday September 16, 2:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Where: Union Square Park


  • Meet and greet members of the ASPCA Field Investigations and Response Team
  • Tour our state-of-the-art Animal Rescue Transport Trailer
  • Free Pet Go-Bag demonstrations and giveaways each hour from NYC VERT
  • Free pet CPR demonstrations from the American Red Cross
  • Low-cost microchipping offered by the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals

For more information on disaster preparedness, visit