It's important to be prepared for a disaster of any kind. Most people know the basics of keeping themselves and their families safe during a disaster and have everything they need to survive for some time with no power, but they don't have any plans for their pets. This is the day to make sure your pets are just as prepared as you are. Ask your local veterinarian or animal shelter if they have a plan for disasters in your area. You should also research to learn what you can do in your own to keep prepared.
Some steps you can take to protect your pets are to put a rescue alert sticker on your door to let rescue workers know that you have a pet. Make sure you have a safe place to leave your pets if you have to evacuate such as a kennel or an animal shelter. Also make sure you have enough supplies for your pet to be safe in the house for long periods of time. Animal Disaster Preparedness is a day to make sure you have all of this ready just in case something bad happens.