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CCVH Emergency Policies and Procedures for Boarding

EMERGENCY BOARDING PROCEDURE

For the safety of your pet, CCVH has a strict emergency policy for all hospital patients and boarders.

In the event of the threat of a dangerous storm or other catastrophic event, we will, at our discretion, evacuate the hospital.
CCVH will try to give early notification if we anticipate having to evacuate in order to allow you ample time to make arrangements for your pets to be picked up.

OWNERS MUST PROVIDE CCVH WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

>Your out of town contact information (year round)


>Contact of 2 local people willing to pick up your pet from CCVH in the event of an evacuation


>Credit card number to keep on file with CCVH


PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR LOCAL CONTACTS ARE WILLING AND ABLE TO PICK UP YOUR PETS IF WE EVACUATE.

UNCLAIMED PETS:
No animals will be left behind at CCVH in the event of an evacuation.
If necessary, CCVH will transport any unclaimed pets to a safe, possibly out-of-town location at a cost of $1000 per animal to the owner, as well as $100 per day until the owner retrieves their pet.
All patients to be evacuated by CCVH will be outfitted with a microchip. We will do our best to provide safe shelter for evacuated animals and to reunite you with your pets, but cannot make any guarantees.

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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS TIPS

An emergency can strike at any time. At Crescent City Veterinary Hospital, we recommend you make the following preparations to ensure the safety of your pet and a quick reunion, should you be separated from your animal companion:

Keep a copy of your pet's vaccination history on hand and take it with you in the event of an evacuation. You will need this information if you evacuate with a pet. We are happy to provide you with a copy.
Please microchip your pets. This is a quick and easy procedure and will help ensure that you are able to find your pet if he or she becomes lost or separated from you.
Buy a travel kennel ahead of time and get your pet accustomed to it.
Evacuate with an adequate supply of food and any medications your pet needs. If your pet doesn't travel well (nervousness or motion sickness) make sure to have a supply of acepromazine, a sedative, on hand. If you board your pet at CCVH, or anywhere else, be sure that you have a friend or relative that can come get your pet for you if we have to evacuate.
Plan your evacuation route ahead of time and make arrangements for pet-friendly lodging.

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