by K Marie Alto June 16, 2019 2 min read
I’ll never forget my first “real” earthquake. Hubby was at work and I just arrived home to our apartment after finishing the closing inspection on our new townhouse. We were casually chatting when the ground began to violently shake. He yelled for me to leave the apartment building, but I couldn’t leave my 4 fur babies. The terror on their little faces as they ran to hide froze me in my tracks. I didn’t know what to do and I was not prepared.
How to Prepare
That unusual 5.8 earthquake in Virginia occurred back in 2011 and since then I’ve become more prepared for emergency events. The following are some practices I follow that you may find useful.
I keep this kit right by the carriers so I can grab everything on the go. I also have a reminder on my phone to swap out items that expire so nothing goes to waste. Living in an area that is more likely to have a hurricane or tornado, these are my basics. I also keep a small bag of litter and a disposable litter box in the basement in case we need it for sheltering in place or an evacuation. Don’t forget a litter scoop and some bags that can be tied up for waste.
Do you have an emergency kit for your fur baby? What did you include?
K. Marie is an animal lover, wife, kitty mom, dog auntie, writer and co-founder of Toe Beans, a proud American family-owned online boutique pet supplies store focused on the improvement of the life of furry family members via pet parent education, better products, and advocacy. She has over 20 years of experience as a pet momma. She loves sharing her personal journey and experience as a pet parent via her blog and Facebook page where she currently has more than 19K followers (@furrytoebeans) and counting :-).
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