Cmr. George P. Bush calls on Texans to plan today for pet preparedness in case of disaster June is National Pet Preparedness Month

June is National Pet Preparedness Month

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PRESS RELEASE — Jun 10, 2019

AUSTIN — This June, in observance of National Pet Preparedness Day Month, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is urging Texans to plan for the whole family, including pets, when preparing for severe weather. 

“Hurricane Harvey devastated communities and left thousands of pets in need of rescue,” said Commissioner Bush. “When severe weather is in the forecast, make sure your pets are prepared by creating an emergency kit. Include items such as adoption information papers, collars and leashes, medicine, and pictures of you and your pet together. Remember, many temporary evacuation shelters don’t allow pets, so make sure you have a plan in place for your whole family.”

Following Hurricane Harvey, the Texas General Land Office (GLO) partnered with Austin Pets Alive! to create a series of #PetPreparedness videos to remind Texans to take care of their furry friends.

For more pet and disaster preparedness tips, Texans can follow the GLO on social media (Twitter, Instagram, Medium, Facebook, and YouTube), and find resources for family and pets at

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