What’ll You Do with Your Pets Come the Next Disaster?

After Treepocalypse in March of 2010 and then Hurricanes Irene in August 2011 and Sandy in October 2012, I’ve know I would never leave my dogs behind in an emergency. But beyond upgrading my flashlight to a camping lantern and buying a big dog crate, I can’t say I’ve readied myself, much less my dogs for disaster.

And yet the parade of severe weather emergencies marches on.

“The Pet Emergency & Disaster Readiness Course being offered by GEMS and benefiting Adopt-A-Dog is a logical start,” said Adopt-A-Dog’s Director Allyson Halm.

Learn how to be prepared when the unthinkable happens.  The course will be held on Thursday, Feb. 13  from 7:00 to 9:30pm at Greenwich EMS Headquarters in Riverside.  Fee is $50; Proceeds from the course help support Adopt-A-Dog!  To register, sign up at the link below or go to www.adoptadog.org

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Black lab Curlie and rising water in Greenwich Harbor on the morning of Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 29, 2012.

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Dogs photographed under a flashlight after the power went out and the wind whipped, Oct. 2012.

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