Everyone who had gone through a fire with their pets understands the importance of being prepared before the disaster strikes.
During the hot summer and high temperatures in Australia, think about your cat today – check if you have your pet’s First Aid Kit and a Pet Evacuation Pack ready.
See what should be in it – information is prepared and provided by National Animal Rescue Groups of Australia Inc, Disaster Response Team (NARGA DRT).
Your Pet Evacuation Pack needs to be ready, waiting and easily accessible to use before a disaster hits. It should contain the following:
Pet first aid kit should include:
Maruka: We found that pure wool has a much lower combustion rate, plus even if soaking wet it provides the animal with some insulation, so no nylon please.
Adrian: Honestly, your neighbours are the best response you could want. We have 2 neighbours close by which are usually around. I have said to both, if there is ever a fire or emergency to do whatever they have to in order to get our cats out early as possible.
Leeanne: Have a cat carrier in the laundry cupboard in case of emergency.
Sarah: Have your cat carrier in an easily accessible place plus a towel for inside or to cover with (helps to keep them calm). I keep all my cats info together with my own important documents and their medications kept in a tupperware container – one of those travel water bowls for dogs could also come on handy too.
Vicki: A great idea is to have all that ready to go in the cat carrier In a bag so all have do is grab bag out grab kitty put him her in grab bag and go!
Thank you SO much for sharing, guys!!
Comment with what you have in place for a cat emergency.
Photo by: Dmitry Marochko