Kent County unveils pet disaster relief trailer

Posted at 3:34 PM, Aug 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-26 15:34:44-04

In an emergency, you want to make sure your whole family is safe and taken care of, including your pets.

Kent County Emergency Services has a new, $22,000 pet disaster relief trailer with room for up to 65 animals. It also holds things like paper towels, feeding bowls and food for the pets.

The idea arose from a need during a well-known natural disaster.

"It came about after Hurricane Katrina when there really wasn't a plan to take care of our pets. Now there is a national movement to move our whole country forward and plan  not just for people but for their best friends, their pets," said Ginger Gregg of Kent County Emergency Services.

The pet disaster relief trailer isn't just for use during or after a natural disaster.

It can also be used on-site during emergencies like an apartment fire.

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