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Clarence Valley pets offered a lifeline

We don’t want it to happen but we need to be prepared for the worst, and the last thing we want to worry about is our furry or feathery loved ones.

That is why the NSW Government has introduced a pet emergency card to prevent furry, feathered and finned loved ones from being left home alone when their owner dies or is seriously ill or injured, according to Clarence MP, Chris Gulaptis.

“The pet emergency card will bring peace of mind to pet owners who now have a way of ensuring others know to look after their companion animals in case of serious injury or death,” Mr Gulaptis said.

The conveniently sized card is designed to fit in a wallet. There is space on the card for a pet owner to write their pet’s name and the details of who to contact in case of emergency.

Owners can make provision for pets in their will, power of attorney and enduring guardianship documents.

Emergency pet cards are free and can be ordered through the NSW Trustee & Guardian website