My HuMom & I have been watching the news about the hurricane. We always worry about the people but also we worry about all the animals. Too often, in an emergency evacuation, many pets are left behind to fend for themselves. So I asked myself, do people have an emergency plan for their pets?
A good first step is to have a rescue alert sticker. This is a peel & stick label that you put on or near your front door. It states there are animals inside, what kind & how many. They can be purchased at pet shops or through your local humane society.
The main thing is that if possible, you don’t want to be separated from your pet. Try to arrange a predetermined safe place for you & your pet to go to such as relatives or friends who are in a safer area. It might also be good to know what hotel chains allow pets.
A cat carrier for a cat or crate for a dog should always be ready to go as well as an emergency kit.
A kit may contain:
- Pet first-aid kit
- 3-7 days’ worth of canned (pop-top) or dry food.
- Disposable litter trays (aluminum roasting pans are perfect)
- Litter & a scoop
- Feeding dishes & water bowls
- Extra collar or harness as well as an extra leash
- Photocopies (in plastic) or USB of medical records
- a waterproof container with a two-week supply of any medicine your pet requires
- At least seven days’ worth of bottled water for each pet (store in a cool, dry place & replace every two months)
- Recent photos of your pets (in case you are separated and need to make “Lost” posters)
Planing ahead is always important. You may never need to prepare for an emergency such as a hurricane. But if a day comes were you need to leave quickly, being prepared can save a lot of stress & heartache.
Here is a short video with a cute kitten showing an example of an emergency kit.
CEO Olivia ❤