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This kangaroo knows the importance of sheltering in place during a disaster. Photo by APHA’s Get Ready campaign

Looking for emergency preparedness tips or some cute animal imagery? Or both? The wild winners of “Ready, Pet, Go!,” APHA’s Get Ready Photo Contest, have got you covered.

To celebrate National Preparedness Month, APHA’s Get Ready campaign — which helps Americans prepare themselves, their families and their communities for all health emergencies — has released its 2016 calendar featuring adorable animals and tips to keep you and your loved ones safe during disasters.

APHA’s Ready, Pet, Go! Get Ready Calendar is now available online for free! This year’s photo contest drew hundreds of submissions — including cats and cows, llamas and lizards — but ultimately 16 cool creatures were chosen for the 2016 calendar. Each month features a different animal sharing helpful safety advice, including protecting yourself from disease, where to take shelter during a storm and what to include in your emergency stockpile.

Download and print your copy of the APHA’s Ready, Pet, Go! Get Ready Calendar today. Check out the winning photos in our animal photo gallery and share them with your friends and family on Facebook and Twitter. And while you’re there, browse some of our favorite runners-up photos and vote for your favorite!

For more emergency preparedness resources you can use in your community or organization, visit the Get Ready website.