Have you considered your pets and livestock in your emergency preparations???
They really need you to: They most likely will not be able to care for themselves.
Again, what you do will depend on where you live and the type of emergency for which you prepare. If you will likely be staying put, do you have extra food, water, first aid supplies and the means to deal with relieving breaks? If you are more likely to evacuate, where will you take your animals? Do you have supplies packed in the car for them? Leashes for dogs, carriers for cats, ways to transport birds?
In the United States, there are several sources of information. Here are two:
There are all sorts of suggestions and resources on this site.
Again, plenty of good advice for pets, as well as livestock.
FEMA, the Red Cross and CDC all have pages on their websites devoted to animals.
I found this one in the UK:
It’s pretty much everything you ever wanted to know about preparedness, and more! Very comprehensive.
I did a search for other countries as well: Everyone had something.
Part of the reason I got on this kick is that there are serious occurances of all sorts every year. AS I mentioned in my last post, hazardous winter conditions are a probability where I live. Tornados, hurricanes and earthquakes? Hmm, not so much. However, we are close enough to an earthquake zone, we will get refugees, WHEN there is one.
My plan includes stockpiling food and water, closing off unsafe areas so that frightened kitties don’t get themselves in trouble, first aid, including meds to relieve pain or anxiety, if needed.
One more question; then I’ll find a new topic for my next post (I promise!!!)
Where is your plan? A hard copy with all important papers, addresses, information, etc., in more than one place – One in the house; one in each car…. is the best idea: You can access it at any time.
There are apps for phones and moble devices, in case you want your plan to be available in electronic form as well.
May you N E V E R need to use this information! If you do, you will be so glad that you prepared in advance.