Preparing an Escape Route for a Natural Disaster
As the recent disasters taking place throughout the country have shown us, it is important to always be prepared for the possibility of a natural disaster striking. This is particularly true when you are the owner of livestock, horses or other large animals.
While there are several steps that should be taken to prepare ahead for a natural disaster or other emergency, one of the most important steps you can take is to plan an escape route. This includes ensuring the trailers, vans and trucks used for moving your animals are kept in good shape. This means keeping them properly maintained while also ensuring they are always full of gas and ready to move when necessary. If you do not have your own vehicle, contact a neighbor, make arrangements with a friend or family members or form a relationship with a local hauler to ensure you have a strategy in place for moving your animals when needed.
It is also important to keep fire-fighting tools in one area where they can be easily obtained if necessary. These items should be strategically placed in such a way that you can create an escape route around your home, barn and property line if a fire does break out on your property.
Even with the best of preparations, disaster can still strike. If you have a large animal that doesn’t make it, you can trust The Last Ride to remove the animal in a respectful manner according to your wishes. Contact us to learn more.