None of us want to think about the disasters that may befall us, yet natural and man-made catastrophes are possible in nearly every part of the world--fires, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornados, typhoons, volcanic eruptions, tidal waves, hazardous spills, and the list goes on. How well we are prepared to deal with an emergency determines whether our Kerries--and we ourselves--will live or die. Having a plan is the key to survival, and knowing how to safeguard our Kerries provides peace of mind should the unthinkable happen.
Here are some direct links to pages on disaster preparedness and what you can do now to protect your Kerries and keep them out of harm's way.
Pets and Disasters: Get Prepared, developed by the Humane Society of the United States in cooperation with the American Red Cross, provides a checklist of things we can do now to protect all our pets.
FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) offers suggestions on what to do before, during, and after a disaster.
Y2K and Pets provides a common-sense approach to safeguarding our pets should Y2K (the year 2000 computer bug) disrupt power, distribution networks, banking systems, etc.
Los Angeles City Fire Department's Earthquake Preparedness Handbook includes a short section on pets.
The Emergency Animal Rescue Service (EARS): "Don't Leave Home Without Them"
The focus is to remind families to include animals as part of their disaster plan.