Animal Lovers- Prepare Your Pets For Emergencies

In the event of a disaster, if you must evacuate, the most important thing to protect your pets is to evaucate them too. Test your knowledge about how to prepare your pets in times of disaster. 1. Local and state health and safety organizations permit the Red Cross to allow pets in disaster shelters: A)…… Continue reading Animal Lovers- Prepare Your Pets For Emergencies

Keeping people and animals safe during summer heat

By Stephanie Heckman, Red Cross Public Relations Intern In the past few days, temperatures in parts of the country have reached over 100 degrees. Excessively hot and humid weather has killed more Americans than any other weather-related disaster. Heat waves are defined as extended periods of hot, humid weather that is 10 degrees higher than…… Continue reading Keeping people and animals safe during summer heat

How to keep your animal companions safe in an emergency

By Stephanie Heckman, Red Cross Public Relations InternApril was Pet First Aid Awareness Month but it’s never too late to prepare! Animal companions are especially prone to injuries and sickness during the hot months of late spring and summer. The American Red Cross advises pet parents to watch out for heat stroke, a common ailment…… Continue reading How to keep your animal companions safe in an emergency

A Woman and Her Dog

Home fires can happen anywhere, at anytime and leave even the most prepared person feeling victimized. Many fire victims experience shock and worry among a number of other emotions in a fire’s aftermath, and it’s important for them to know that someone cares about them and their well-being. Last October, a Columbus woman found out just how valuable…… Continue reading A Woman and Her Dog

Cricket’s Yips n’ Tips

It’s nearly the peak of hurricane season. But we’re lucky we live way up here in Ohio because we are never affected by hurricanes this far north. If you lived in Ohio two years ago, you probably remember Hurricane Ike. It was just a windstorm by the time it reached us – but what a…… Continue reading Cricket’s Yips n’ Tips