Debra Lynn Dadd

Emergency preparedness for pets

QUESTION:

After reading in your newsletter about your disaster preparedness preparations and then seeing you mention your cat, I thought I would pass along some information about disaster preparedness for pets.

I've been corresponding with someone I met on an internet group since we both have cats we love dearly and could not leave behind in an emergency, a problem that evidently caused many hurricane/flood victims not to evacuate. With earthquakes or, potentially, terrorism there is no warning in order to evacuate, but if an earthquake or other emergency makes buildings unlivable, one may have to evacuate on very short notice.

She shared a website with me that has excellent information on emergency preparation for pets. They are working to rescue many pets in New Orleans and surrounding areas.

The organization is Noah's Wish. They have resources on disaster/evacuation planning for all kinds of pets, not just cats.

I had never heard of them until my internet group friend told me about their site after I mentioned I couldn't imagine leaving my cat if emergency shelters didn't permit pets and that I'd probably stay in my car to keep my cat with me. She said she'd probably do the same!

POSTED BY L. R. :: CALIFORNIA USA :: 10/08/2005


DEBRA'S ANSWER:

Good advice! Thanks!

Debra :-)


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