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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Emergency Situations - Extreme Weather or Crisis Situations

In extreme weather or crisis situations such as tornados, earthquakes or airport evacuation, pet kennels should be moved to a safe location that reduces likelihood of trauma, overheating, excessive cooling, behavioral stress, physical harm, or unnecessary discomfort.



In extreme weather or crisis situations kennels with live animals should be ____.

A) returned to the originating airport

No, in extreme weather or crisis situations, the kennels should be moved to a safe location.

B) moved to a safe location

Good, in extreme weather or crisis situations, the kennels should be moved to a safe location.

C) re-routed to an airport away from the crisis

No, in extreme weather or crisis situations, the kennels should be moved to a safe location.


This lesson is designed for airport personnel who have the responsibility for the care of dogs and handling of kennels during air travel. After reviewing this lesson you will understand many factors that can improve the safety of dogs during air travel and increase the likelihood that the dogs will arrive healthy at their final destination. These factors involve the appropriate care and handling of dogs and kennels under both normal and extreme conditions.


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