Preparing Animals and Pets For Severe Weather

By: Dave Byknish Email
By: Dave Byknish Email
Courtesy: Michael Newton 
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Courtesy: Michael Newton Michael Newton does not endorse WHSV or the use of this work

Animal lovers in the Valley are preparing to make their pets comfortable over the next few days as we experience Hurricane Sandy and the possibility for snow.

It's important to remember their needs just as much as it is to remember yours.

Experts with the Augusta County SCPA said your pets may become frightened by the high winds in the Valley.

They said to keep them indoors and make sure they have proper identification just in case they go missing and to have extra food and water on hand.

Debbie Caywood, executive director of the Augusta County SCPA, said your pets have probably already prepared themselves for Hurricane Sandy.

"Pets are amazing creatures," Caywood said. "Yes, they do have senses of hearing that humans do not. If they want to sort of give us a forecast ahead of time, that gives us a little more time to prepare."

It's also important to make sure pet owners have a supply of your pet's medications available. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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