Feline Disaster Preparedness
Whether It Be Disasters Created By Man
Or Natural Disasters Be Prepared To Save Your Pets!
This information has been written by DiAnna Pfaff-Martin the founder of Community Animal Network. Some items you may wonder why the need to purchase as they are bigger and bulkier than you would feel be necessary. However, considering that you may travel with the animals and need to confine them other than being inside a carrier, it would be necessary.
CAUTION: Your beloved felines may become aggressive with each other when placed together in a small spot. Be aware that even the most loving cat when frightened can scratch. Have a large bath towel to cover a stressed animal before trying to move it.
– Right NOW have your animal microchipped ( Cost: approx. $35.00 – $50.00 + pet registration fee) And mail in and pay the small Pet Registration fee.
– Rotate Fresh Water in your disaster kit every two months
– Make and Keep an Animal Identification Document with Emergency Contact Information – Store in A Baggie or Have Laminated
– Purchase a “Dog Fence” / “Playpen” style and use a king size sheet secured with clothes pins to secure it as a cover to contain the cat(s) without having to be in a carrier for endless hours.
– Have a Cat Harness / Leash For Each Animal
– Animals Gender and Name
– Microchip Number
– Current Medications & Special Conditions
– Emergency Family and Friends Contacts
– Collar and Current Pet Tag
– Cat Litter
– Litter Scooper
– Litter Bags / Baggies or Brown bags
– Photo of You and Your Pet In Case You Get Separated and To Prove Ownership.
– Current Medications
– Paper towels
– Disinfectant / Hand sanitizer
– Litter Pan
– Litter Scooper
– Litter – Because you may not be able to change the litter use only scoopable litter for disaster relief
– First Aid Kit
– Hydrogen Peroxide
– Cotton Balls
– Surgical Tape
– Ace Bandage
– Luggage Carrier
– Bungee Cords
– Large Pet Carrier (One for Each Animal – Stress brings out aggression)
– Aluminum pan 12” (sold at the grocery as a lasagna baking pan)
– Terry Cloth Towels – Line your Carrier In case of Urination
– Pack A Detailed Road Map to Get Off Major Roads That May Be Closed or Crowded
– Collapsible Water bowl
– Food Bowl
– Case of canned cat food
– Large Bag of Dry Food
– Large Trash Can liner
– Spoon/ Fork
– Travel Size Dish Soap
Hotels & Pet Boarding
– Research Hotels that take pets in Advance
– Gather A List Of Boarding Facilities Outside of Your Area
Animal Rescue Groups
– Pack phone numbers along with a copy of web site important information