June is National Pet Preparedness Month
Take time this month to consider your pet's needs in the case of an emergency. Have an exit plan in place, including having a small bag of necessities like food and medications at the ready, and be aware of pet friendly shelters.
Below is an excerpt from petfriendlytravel.com
Be Prepared and Plan Ahead
The key to survival during a disaster, crisis or emergency is to be as prepared as possible before the storm hits. Take the time to make a plan and assemble an emergency kit for you and your pet and you will greatly increase your pet's chances of survival.
Local and state health and safety regulations do not permit the Red Cross to allow pets in disaster shelters. (Service animals are allowed in Red Cross shelters.). It may be difficult, if not impossible, to find shelter for your animals in the midst of a disaster, so plan ahead. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL DISASTER STRIKES TO DO YOUR RESEARCH.
The best option is to get a friend or relative outside the evacuation area to take your pets, and preferably you, too. If that's not possible, locate a pet friendly hotel or motel on PetFriendlyTravel.com or one that waives animal prohibitions during evacuations.
Prepare a list of boarding facilities and veterinarians who could shelter animals in an emergency; include 24-hour phone numbers.
Virginia is currently working on plans to make sure all members of the family, including pets, have a safe place to stay during a disaster or emergency. You can find more information on the progress of their program HERE.