After being shaken awake at 5:30 this morning -- a not-so-gentle (4.7) reminder that we still haven't put together our grab-and-go bags -- we bumped up this post instead of waiting until next week like we'd planned.
While planning our own disaster kit, we've also been researching what to put together for our pets. Websites such as 72hours.org offer information for all sorts of emergencies (including tsunamis and terrorist attacks), but we were disappointed that they provide only minimal information regarding preparing pets for emergencies. However, after some research, we've found several more detailed sources for pet owners (see below the jump).
• The website for The Humane Society of the United States includes a list of items for your pets that you should have ready in case you have to make a mad dash
• This section of this website has additional information
• This website has extensive information, including natural remedies for pets, stay-at-home preparedness, and even the shelf life of foods
• Quake Kare sells a Cat Survival Kit and Dog Survival Kit for $39.95, and a Deluxe/Multiple Cat Emergency Survival Kit and Deluxe/Multiple Dog Emergency Survival Kit for $54.95
• Pet-Tenders sells Pet Disaster Kits that are more expensive, yet contain additional items. They also sell First Aid Kits for Pets
So how are you doing with your disaster kit(s)?