Hi! Here is a picture of some of the items in my very own Emergency Evacuation Kit. Mommy followed the recommendations of the Humane Society of the United States closely when she put my kit together. Some things are what they recommend, the rest are extras mommy added for me.
Emergency supply kits for cats should include:
1. A three-day supply of food and drinking water, as well as bowls
- I have special food because of my FIV & IBS. Mommy has this food in my kit and will rotate it with fresh bags/cans
periodically so they don't expire. I also used these bowls when I was first brought home (I didn't come downstairs often
so mommy put bowls upstairs and downstairs for me - the point is they smell like my stuff already.)
2. Current photos and physical descriptions (not a problem with my mommy)
3. Cats should wear a collar and ID tag (I'm collared AND microchipped!)
4. Medications, vaccination records, license and first aid supplies (my evacuation kit is in with my emergency first aid kit
I showed you last week - see my ear cleaning solution! yuck!)
5. Sturdy carrier to transport cats safely as well as blankets or towels for bedding and warmth (we also have the cardboard
carriers from the Pet Store in case we can't get to my usual one.
6. Carriers should be large enough to comfortably house your cat for several days and to allow for separate areas for
elimination (litter in a small litter box) and feeding (Ok we don't have this, but we do have a smaller litterbox and liners
to take wherever we go)
7. Mommy made sure to put in catnip! I think I'd need that in case of emergency
8. Toys, she put extras of my favorite toys in the box so I'd have something familiar with
9. A blanket that smells like home. I love my Purdue blanket so it can't get packed away. Mommy bought a blanket of the
same fabric and after I lay on it for a while, she'll put that in the bin.
10. Stress can cause us kitties to get upset tummies. Mommy also included the hairball goopy stuff for me! I do love my
Laxitone, yum yum.
11. Cat litter (I use Feline Pine) and a container to be used as a litter box (Mommy bought a small uncovered one to fit in the
bin, but isn't sure I'll use it if I ever have to...any thoughts?)
12. An extra pair of nail clippers,blood stopper and soft paws (In case we can't get back to our house, it will keep her from
having to buy all new things - remember, I'm a scratcher and I'm good at getting soft paws off and if we're staying with
13. My Purina EN treats. These are an extra treat I get from the vet and they are good for my tummy.
The Humane Society of the US www.hsus.org also gives tips on evacuating with dogs, birds, reptiles and other animals. Be sure to read up on this! Also, we didn't realize how many types of emergencies there are, for example, "Shelter In Place." Visit the Red Cross at www.redcross.org to see what disasters can hit your area so you're ready.
Now, on to the fun stuff. Bones is back! It is on tonight! Mommy just adores David Boreanaz and has since Buffy. Daddy calls him "her boyfriend" but mommy says daddy is the only guy for her...she just enjoys the view!