May 28th 2008 10:12 pm
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You know, I've been wondering...
Does hurricane season count as a "season change" too? 'Cause that would really explain why I'm losing my coat again!!!
It's that time again.
I just saw some of this on tv and wanted to remind everycat how important it is to plan ahead:
Remind your humans when they're getting batteries and water (etc...), to make a kit for kitty!
A box that can be used to carry furry supplies (7 days?) and double as a litter box when a trash bag is strategically placed around it, is one idea. They even sell ready to go disposable litter boxes too! In fact, pack several bags for waste & garbage storage/disposal.....
Remember to add pets to the family's #/gallons-a-day bottled water count!
Pack your regular food and some bowls. And keep your food air & water tight.
Most importantly though, get those health & vaccine records together in an envelope and have the most recent tag required on your collar (even if you don't normally wear one). Especially in case you wind up in a shelter that accepts pets or can use a professional kennel (also good prep for going on vacation). And have any needed meds collected in an easy to grab baggie with your names & contact info, as well as your vet's, plus instructions. It might also be a good time to look into micro chipping.....
Do try to make "Plan A" evacuation plans (ahead of the rush) that include pet accommodations at a safer home, hotel, or kennel. Even a "Plan B"; the "pet friendly" shelters are supposed to be a last resort.
And, this may sound kinda "duh", but please encourage your humans to leave when it's their turn to evacuate. There's just never enough time or roads to handle everyone leaving at once at the last minute.
I'm sure if you look around you can get better & more detailed info than this.
My Meowmy usually takes care of all this for me >';'<
Hey! Check out Hazel Lucy's page about emergency pet info!
>';'< Marcus Kitty
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