copy of your cat’s medical records
towels (to grab and safely hold a panicky cat)
picture of your cat (in case you get separated)
Establish a Family Plan
The above guidelines are just the basics of what you should prepare. Make sure you have talked with your family and everyone understands where they should go and what they should do in the event of a disaster. Go online and print out a list of supplies you need for your family and make sure everyone knows the location of the disaster kit. Arrange for a planned meeting place in case your family members are in separate locations when a disaster strikes. In our family we have a family member who lives out of our area who serves as a center for phone calls. In case we can’t get through to each other on our cell phones, all family members know to contact her when they get can get to a phone.
Resources for More Information
Here’s a link to the ASPCA page that contains tips on disaster preparedness
Here’s a link to information from the Department of Homeland Security
I also urge you to take your pet to your veterinarian for microchipping. Here’s some valuable information from the AVMA on microchipping
Plan ahead. It may just save your pet’s life.
If you have a question about your cat’s behavior, you can find information in the articles on our website as well as in Pam’s books. If you have a question regarding your cat’s health, please contact your veterinarian. This article is not intended as a replacement for your cat’s veterinary care.