Large Animals-Horses, Cows, Goats, Pigs, Chickens...

You have prepared and planned for the people in your house, now it is time to do the same for the animal(s).

Building a Kit

First up, let's get them a kit and easily identifiable. Ideally, you would build them a kit with enough supplies to last at least 2 weeks, but any amount is better than none.

Think about what you do and use for your animal(s) on a daily basis and include those in their kits. Next, include some of their favorite treats, or toys to help keep them calm during what will be a stressful time for all involved.

Items should include:

  • Food
  • Water
  • Lead Ropes/Halter (animal dependent)
  • Carrier/Trailer
  • Medicine
  • Vet Records
  • First Aid
  • Blankets (weather dependent)

Comfort Items

  • Treats
  • Toys


This is very important because there is always the chance that you may get separated or may not be home when something happens, your animal(s) may escape or be rescued and brought to a shelter after an emergency. To have the greatest chance of being reunited with your animal(s), multiple types of identification are encouraged.

  1. Make sure you keep your contact information up-to-date with the company and/or your veterinarian to avoid any delay in reunification
  2. Keeping photos of you AND your animal(s), showing any unique markings they may have is also very handy in helping the shelter workers to efficiently and correctly reunite animal(s) with their owners.

Types of Identification

  • Microchip (1)
  • Photos (2)
  • Ear Tags
  • Branding
  • Tattoos
  • In an emergency you can use spray paint to write your contact information on the side of the animal if they don't have other means of identification to be reunited with you
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