With flooding going on in the Aroostook county right now, it is time to prepare for parts downstream to plan if flooding happens where you live, including the Bangor area.  One thing to do is to think about your fur babies and what you can do to help them in their time of need if flooding should occur.  Here are some tips from the Humane Society on preparations you can do now before flooding affects your pets.

1.  Identification

Be sure your pets have some sort of ID on them, either through a microchip or something on their collar, in case there is separation.  Include your cell phone number on the tag so you can be notified if this should occur.

2. Take Your Pet, Too

If you need to evacuate, take your pet.  The rule is if it's not safe for you, it's not safe for your pet, either.

3. Wait It Out, Safely

If you do stay put in your home, be sure that nooks and crannies are filled so your furry friends don't get stuck in a bad situation due to a moment of panic.  Also, remove harmful chemicals in case there are spills or leaks.

For more tips, check out the Humane Societies webpage about planning for disasters with a pet.