Prepare For a Disaster

Watch this video from the Sutter County Office of Emergency Services and the American Red Cross on what to include in your family's emergency kit. Then download this checklist on what to do for your animals before, during and after a disaster.

Learn How To Be Prepared

The American Veterinary Medical Association has published an informative brochure about preparedness for house pets and livestock.
Download in English or Spanish.
This guide also includes a comprehensive list of what should be in your pet first aid kit.

Yuba City/Sutter County Disaster Preparedness Guide
Prepared by the Yuba City Fire Department 28 pages of important information for every household. Also useful for Yuba Co. residents.

FEMA: Caring for Livestock
Information for livestock owners. Guidelines on how to prepare a plan to care for large animals before, during and after a disaster

FEMA Caring for Pets
An informative page from the Federal Emergency Management Agency with a downloadable brochure and brief video

Yuba County Office of Emergency Services
Informative site for Yuba County residents on preparedness, response, and recovery, in English, Spanish and Hmong.

List of Animal Disaster Groups in California
This is the best list we know of that contains information about similar groups in California. You can share this with friends and family outside of the Y-S region.

North Valley Animal Disaster Group
Assistance for animal owners in Butte County

FEMA for Kids
A fun place for kids to learn about emergencies and disasters. Also fun for parents and teachers.

Yuba County Fire Safe Council
Learn how to keep your property fire safe.

Why do horses pull back?
A horse training article by Pat Parelli. A helpful guide to use when training your horse to load.

Free Downloads from YSDADA

Evacuation Sign to place in your front window to let rescuers know if any of your animals were left behind when you evacuated.

The Animal Rescue Coloring Book for the kids to learn about preparedness for animals.

This Pet Emergency Evacuation Kit Worksheet can help you make sure you've included everything your animals will need during a disaster. Designed for kids but useful for anyone.

Pet ID Cards should be in your emergency kit. Home Safety Guide For Pet Owners. Includes chapters on food safety for pets, pet-proofing, and natural disaster prep for pet owners.

Establish a defensible zone around your rural home