Camy Thumwood is the founder of Pet Alert and has been an advocate for pet safety awareness and training since 1991 while living in California. She has worked closely with emergency personnel, veterinarians, and animal organizations since then regarding the issues with pets during 911 emergencies situations and disasters. With the help of all the emergency personnel Camy designed and developed the Pet Alert Emergency Information System (kit) to help protect and provide proper information to first responders about all pets and animals that may be involved. The Pet Alert Emergency Information System is the “original pet emergency information kit” and is NOT a sticker!
A window sticker is not enough information to protect pets or their future.
The kit was designed to help rescue pets and also help protect emergency personnel by providing proper information at hand 24/7. The Pet Alert kit was recognized by the International Fire Chiefs Association as "a safety/Informational Tool” for emergency personnel when pets are involved in an emergency situation because it includes all necessary information to help locate and rescue pets, while providing correct and easy access information on all the pets involved.
Camy studied life threatening situations of pets during all types of emergencies and interviewed many concerned pet owners that had lost a pet due to a home fire and other situations. She also worked with many different departments (Fire, Police, Paramedics, Highway Patrol and Animal Control) to understand how they could and would use the proper information to help them and the pets.
Her objective has always been to share her knowledge to help all pet parents and animal lovers in preparing for emergency situations, and by doing so avoid pet hazards and pets from dyeing.
For that reason and a standing request from Fire Chiefs to share her knowledge, she wrote the book Guide to Pet Safety “Saving the Entire Family” Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Reference handbook. Camy states "with her book, pet parents can save precious time when their pet’s life depends on it". The Guide to Pet Safety can teach everyone the important facts on how to protect all their beloved companion pets and animals throughout their lives, not just in emergencies.
The Guide is many years of experience and knowledge of important pet safety information and is now simplified into "one easy to use guide". The Guide to Pet Safety is supported by fi