Pets in Disasters
I'm done procastrinating on this important item that I keep "talking about". My project for March is putting together an disaster emergency kit. I have a few items assembled, lots more to go.
I've been reading various sites for helpful tips on what to bring for humans and pets, as well as what to do before, during and after various disasters.
Here's one good link, if you are interested.
I'm actually very unsure where I should store this once done .but guess I will find a suitable location.
One thing that "really" bothers me about this whole frightening concept.. is that the information all says correctly .. do NOT leave your pets behind.
And for any pet owner.. that would unbelievably distressing to do.:sad:
Our biggest threat in this region is earthquake.
If this disaster struck.. all animals would be incredibly frightened..
Dogs I believe would look to their people to help them, (providing you were home when it struck) and would be reasonably easy to locate.
Cats on the other hand would panic and hide, as is their nature.
I have enough carriers, think I'd locate my little dog.. but how would I find my cats? How could I ever entice them out if they are terrified?
Unless there was a fair warning, or just got lucky...I dont think I "could" locate all 3. In a large house, cats have many hiding spots.
Do you have a human and pet kit on hand for disaster?
I think the traditional "lures" just wouldnt work for cats in such distress.. and that in such a scenario there'd be nothing to do but wait for them to come on their own.
But I just couldnt see leaving my home without them..:sad:
I hope that its something that none of us are ever faced with. :sad:
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