For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Michelle Pintar
Phone: (414) 431-6104
On the Road Again…with
– Shorts and suntan lotion, swimming pools,
vacations…these are all indicators that summer has
arrived in Wisconsin . Summertime also means many
children are out of school and families have the
traveling bug. The Wisconsin Humane Society suggests
the following tips to care for your companion animal
travelers considering taking their companion animals
along on their trip, the first step is to talk with
your veterinarian to see if there are any concerns
that need to be addressed.
your discussion with the vet, if you decide to take
your companion animal along, allow extra planning
time. Be sure to plan in advance by writing out
a list of items your animal will need, including
food and medications as well as any items that will
make your animal feel secure and comfortable such
as toys and favorite treats.
forget to bring your vet's contact information in
case of emergency. It's also a good idea to research
vets or animal hospitals in the area of your travel
destination in the event of a medical emergency.
traveling with your companion animal, make sure
they always wear a collar with identification tags
and are kept on a leash. It is also a good idea
to have a current photo of your animal on hand in
the event they do run away. Animal Antics, a retail
store located in the Wisconsin Humane Society, sells
collars and other items suitable for your furry
leave your companion animal alone in the car. While
inside, your furry friend could suffocate and roast,
which could be fatal.
Whether you're flying or driving with
a rental car, research the appropriate company's
policies about companion animals. The Wisconsin
Humane Society also recommends that you check with
your hotel to see if companion animals are welcome.
you decide to leave your furry friend home while
traveling, consider having a trusted family member
or friend pet sit. If the animal will stay at the
family member or friend's house, it is recommended
that the animal visit the home in advance to become
familiar with the new surroundings. Also provide
your family member or friend with phone numbers
to your local animal control and the animal emergency
clinic in the event they run away.
you do not have a family member or friend who is
comfortable pet sitting, the Yellow Pages features
a list of pet sitters.
The Wisconsin Humane Society can arrange a photo
opportunity of a companion animal looking out the
window of a vehicle or modeling Animal Antics supplies.