Girl Scouts help local company assemble pet evacuation kits

Published: Oct. 14, 2018 at 7:40 PM PDT
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When disaster comes knocking, there isn’t much time left for preparation.

“Whatever the case may be, if you have to get out of the house fast, if someone knocks at your door and says, hey you got two minutes to get out, that’s not the time to think about what I need to pack for my pet,” says Michelle Danielson, co-founder of Pet Evac Pak.

That’s why Claudia and Michelle came up with the idea to assemble pet kits for moments that arrive without notice, hoping no one will ever have to use them.

“The most important item in the whole kit is the 12 bags of fresh water, because you know, when sometimes you’re in the shelter, it may take a day or two before the water gets to you,” says co-founder Claudia Wiles. The kits have more than 30 items and one goal: to keep your pet safe. “The thing about the food and the water, is that it has a five-year shelf life, so you don’t have to worry about this,” says Wiles.

To assemble the kits, Saturday they counted on the help of Girl Scouts. The scouts are working on a badge that takes two years to get and helping assemble the kits will help them achieve that goal.

“You know that someone at some point is going to be able to use what you put together in some way to help their pet,” says Girl Scout Francesca Nicastro.

was founded in May and has sold 60 kits.