LOS ANGELES, May 17, 2012, It is every pet owner’s worst nightmare. A house fire, tornado, earthquake, flood or other disaster strikes. Your pets are home alone. Will emergency crews know they’re there? Will they be rescued? When the unthinkable happens, give your pets a chance and yourself peace of mind with the new Pet Emergency Information Kit from PAWS/LA.
The kit features several items with a specially designed, brightly colored and easily recognizable logo, including:
- Two “Pets Inside” removable window decals to alert emergency personnel to the presence of pets
- One magnetic dry erase memo board for key emergency contacts or other essential information
- Two plastic wallet cards to let emergency providers know that pets need care if the owner is incapacitated.
The PAWS/LA Pet Emergency Information Kit was funded in part by a grant from The Petco Foundation and can be obtained online at www.pawsla.org, for a suggested donation of $15 including shipping. Proceeds benefit PAWS/LA.
“Our Pet Emergency Information Kit fulfills a very important need in a pet owner’s life by providing tools for unexpected situations,” said PAWS/LA Executive Director Pamela Magette. “It is important to let others know animals at home might need help in the event of an emergency and this kit makes that easy.”
PAWS/LA (Pets Are Wonderful Support/Los Angeles) is a non-profit organization providing essential services to help low-income seniors and people disabled by a life-threatening or chronic illness keep and care for their companion animals. It is the only organization of its kind in Los Angeles County.
Last year alone, PAWS/LA and it’s network of more than 200 volunteers, provided essential animal care services including subsidized veterinary care, spay and neuter procedures, pet food and supplies, dog walking, animal transport, and other vital programs to nearly 2,000 pets of low-income individuals throughout Los Angeles County.
The Petco Foundation is a longtime PAWS/LA partner, providing assistance in the form of donated pet food and supplies, event sponsorship and grant awards. In addition, PAWS/LA is a designee of the Petco Food Bank Partner Program donation bins and has relationships with several of the firm’s retail stores in the Los Angeles area, including West Hollywood, Whittier, Culver City, La Brea, Studio City, and Redondo Beach.
PAWS/LA (www.pawsla.org) is a Los Angeles-based non-profit dedicated to preserving the special bond between people and their pets, by ensuring that those most in need never have to be without their companion animals because of physical or financial limitations. The organization helps low income seniors and those living with a life-threatening or chronic illness by providing essential animal care services, including subsidized veterinary care, spay/neuter procedures, pet food and supply distribution, dog walking, animal transport and more.
About The Petco Foundation:
The Petco Foundation’s mission is to raise the quality of life for pets and people who love and need them. The Petco Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation (#33-0845930) that supports other IRS (Internal Revenue Service) designated non-profit pet related groups as well as municipal/governmental agencies and educational institutions involved in animal causes.
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