Emergency Pet Plan

Make sure you have an Emergency Pet Plan

Don’t leave it until it’s too late, otherwise it may not be possible for you to get your animal to a safe location. Plan ahead and be prepared!

Evacuating your pets and animals to a safe place offers both them and you the best chance of protection.

Your animals are your responsibility. It is up to you to plan ahead and prepare for the safety and welfare of your pets, livestock or other animals.

A friend or relative may be able to take care of your pet(s) during an emergency situation.

In the event of a major emergency, the Huon Valley Council will activate an Animal Refuge Area at the Ranelagh Showgrounds for those animal with nowhere else to go. The area will accommodate livestock and farm animals.

The fenced dog exercise area located at the Huonville Recreation Ground will be used to accommodate dogs and cats.

If attending an animal evacuation area items you will need to bring include:


  • Non-perishable food and bowls
  • Vet and micro-chipping details
  • Required medication
  • Collars and leads
  • Waste bags and litter bags
  • Muzzle (if required)
  • Disinfectant and paper towels
  • Toys and treats
  • Blankets
  • A secure crate to accommodate your pet
  • Name tag including owners phone number
  • First Aid Kit