Dr. Adam Christman of Brick Town Veterinary Hospital has some important advice that could be a matter of life and death for pet owners who live in or near the flooded areas of Brick and the surrounding community. PLUS, find out how victims can get pet food AND where you can drop off donations.

With many Brick residents displaced after the roads around Brick and neighboring areas flooded unexpectedly, Dr. Christman says many pet owners have contacted Brick Town Veterinary Hospital because they lost all of their pet food and then had to go stay with friends and family due to the flooding disaster.

Dr. Adam also says that many of the Leisure Village elderly can't afford additional pet food when they are living on a fixed income with no flood insurance.

See info below on donating supplies AND on when those in need can pick up free supplies. But first:

Dr. Christman strongly urges all pet parents in the Brick area and other flooded areas to be aware of the following THREE THINGS:

1. Make sure your animals are current on all vaccines including Leptospirosis which tends to be present in stagnant water and can be LETHAL to dogs.

2. Make sure your pet is on heart worm prevention since there is likely to be a huge influx of mosquitoes that transmit heart worm disease.

3. Flea and tick prevention for both dogs AND cats is of the utmost importance at this time.

Brick Town Veterinary Hospital says to stay tuned for their FREE Pet Food Pantry which will most likely be held this Saturday, Aug. 18th, 9 am - Noon, at their satellite clinic next door to their main location at 251 Chambers Bridge Road in Brick.