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


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


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