What’s in Your Pet’s Emergency Kit?
This is Micro. She loves to show off how prepared her parents are for a disaster. Micro’s first step in emergency preparedness is having a microchip with up-to-date information (microchips save lives!). Everything Micro’s parents need is in a small tote, ready to go.
In the tote, they have:
- A soft carrier for easier storage: This is separate from her everyday carrier just in case, so they always know where it is. Even though a carrier is the most secure way to evacuate, a pillowcase will work in a pinch and be a more secure option to simply putting your cat in the car.
- A litter box and litter
- Food, water, and dishes
- A comfy bed and blanket
- Puppy pads
- Cleaning supplies
- A copy of important records, including a picture of Micro in case they get separated
- A towel to place over Micro’s carrier in the car to help keep her calm
- A flashlight
- A leash and harness so that if Micro has to be taken from her carrier she is still secure
Even if you live in an area that doesn’t experience natural disasters, man-made disasters happen, too. You should have an emergency plan in place just in case.