Personally, I keep at least a month’s supply of dog food (dry and canned) along with medications including vet antibiotics, dewormers, heartworm & flea/tick preventatives, etc. for my dogs. Also keep extra water. The Merck Vet index is great for checking out symptoms & Plumb’s Vet drug Handbook are both standards in vet offices. You do have to keep relatively current on the books but still worth the expense. Of course my dogs are chipped too. I like the idea of keeping photos of yourself & pet, & sip Locke copies of records.
The American Red Cross has a great program on First Aid for your pets. This is a great class for anyone with either cats or dogs. Well worth your time!
Karen, please contact your county Senior Services office. They may have resources to assist you and your situation. Also, I’m not LDS but have found their local missionaries more than willing to help me with heavy household chores. God Bless!
I am a 77 year old widow . I am home bound which limits the number(very few) of contacts that I can access. I am I am unable to drive, and of course do not have a car, There are only 2 members of my family remaining, and due to their location and serious physical challenges they are not available My income is my Social Security check.
I live within 5 miles of the South Carolina coast.
I have 3 darling companions, Two under 5 lb, puppy girls(each 10 yrs. old) and one 4 yr old Precious Kitty! They ARE my everything.
I live in a first floor apartment.
Whatever disaster happens, natural or man made, I will not evacuate. If there is an evacuation called, it will more than likely include a 50-100 mile radius where I live. I will not leave my girls. How can anyone place their pets in a room, look them in the eye and say-
sorry guys, but it,s not safe here for me but I am going to a shelter where you all can,t go. No way in h—-!! We are a team. Whatever the outcome for one is the out come for all four.
I have life vests for all 3, and am going to get one for my self. If they would become necessary, I plan to use paracord and tie us all together. I would put their harnesses on under the life vests. Should that become necessary that would hopefully keep us a float until someone finds us. They all are micro-chipped, and have i.d. tags. If I could afford an inflatable
raft, I would, just in case. The girls each have their own hard crates. They also have the zip mesh play pens. The puppy girls( Dottie and Sissie)would share one. It’s big enough for food, water,toys, a bed, and of course puppy pad! Precious Kitties’ is big enough for food, water toys, and her covered litter pan. If we get some flooding into the apartment, I plan to put the extra leafs in my dining room table. That makes it large enough for both pens side by side. The pens will be fastened to the table with bungee cords and paracord. The table is very old, solid wood, and it’s younger days wold seat 12 easily!
I think that if we can manage,( God willing) to stay in place,we will be okay no matter how difficult.
If you all have any thoughts or suggestions about anything that will make things better and easier on my three girls, I would be most appreciated. I have to admit that this whole thing frightens me for my babies.
Note of interest, my girls are all rescue babies!!
Take care and God bless.
Thanks for all you do.