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Madison County Health Department

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Hours of Operation

Mon, 8AM-6PM
Tues-Thurs, 8AM-4:30PM
Fri, 8AM-12PM

Mon, 8AM-6PM
Tues, 9:30AM-6PM
Wed-Thurs, 8AM-4:30PM
Fri, 8AM-12PM

Environmental, MEPCO and Administration
Mon-Fri 8AM-4:30PM

After Hours

Public Health and Environmental Emergencies Only

859-623-7312 option 8

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Pets and Preparedness

As part of the First 72 On You campaign during the month of September – National Preparedness Month (NPM), the Kentucky Department for Public Health is spotlighting preparing pets and animals for disasters and emergencies during the week of Sept. 24-28.

Your pet is an important member of your household and the best way to protect your pet from the stress and disruption of an emergency is to have a disaster pet kit and a plan that includes whether you will stay at home or evacuate during an emergency event. Being ready increases the likelihood of survival for all involved and reduces stress and worry for both pets and their owners.

Planning for emergency preparedness measures for household pets and animals should include the following precautions:

  • Assemble a pet emergency kit with basic survival items to keep your pet happy and comfortable. Be sure to include at least a three day supply of food and water specifically for your pets, first aid kit, collar or harness with ID tag, rabies tag and leash, crate or pet carrier, pet litter and litter box, food dishes, can opener, paper towels, trash bags, bleach, medicines and medical records, important documents such as animal registration and vaccination documents. In addition, be sure to include a picture of you and your pet together in case you become separated. Familiar items such as treats, toys and bedding can help reduce stress for your pet. Be sure to rotate the stock of items in your kit so they have not exceeded their expiration date. If you have a service animal, be sure to include work essentials for your service animal such as harness, vest and leash).
  • Identify pet friendly lodging facilities in the area, along your evacuation route or boarding facilities or animal hospitals near your evacuation shelter. Keep this list in your pet’s emergency kit.
  • Locate a veterinarian or animal hospital in the area where you may be seeking temporary shelter, in case your pet needs medical care.
  • Have your pet microchipped and make sure that you not only keep your address and phone number up to date, but that you also include contact info for an emergency contact outside of your immediate area. Attach your name and current emergency number to your pet’s collar/ID tag.
  • Most boarding kennels, veterinarians and animal shelters will need your pet’s medical records to make sure all vaccinations are current.
  • Take your pets with you if you evacuate because pets are unlikely to survive on their own.
  • Don’t leave your pets unattended because they may panic and run off, hide or bite/scratch when approached.
  • Contact your local emergency management office, animal shelter or animal control office to get advice and information.

Throughout September, DPH has been spotlighting preparedness topics to include overall preparedness for families and seniors. Additional information about the campaign will be posted on the CHFS Facebook page: where Kentuckians are encouraged to like and share posts among their networks of friends.

For more information about preparing your pet for emergencies visit


If you come to the Madison County Health Department's Richmond Clinic, you might see the staff wearing a new button. We've started a new CARE (Cardiovascular Assessment, Risk reduction and Education) program.

Nurses will check your blood pressure anytime. It is a quick visit, no appointment needed and it is a FREE service.

Come learn about your blood pressure - it’s for your health!

Booster seatFREE car seat CHECK and INSTALL

Seventy-three percent of all car seats are misused- meaning they are either not installed properly or the child is not in the correct seat. Let us help you protect your family. MCHD offers FREE car seat CHECKS in both Richmond and Berea. Call 228-2044 today for an appointment!

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Freedom From Smoking®
Madison County Public Library, Richmond
Every Thursday
September 6 - October 18
6:00 - 7:30PM

Call 228-2044 to register.

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