It's always going to be difficult to predict when a natural disaster is going to strike. Whether it's a tornado, flood, earthquake or any other act of mother nature it is very important to be prepared for your own safety and that of your precious pets. If you own a dog, cat or any other pet, it is vital to not only create an emergency plan of action but to consider your pets in this plan.
Take into account the devastation and upheaval of recent disasters such as Hurricane Katrina - lost pets were numerous. Over 250,000 pets, including cats, dogs and fish, were left stranded by this storm and the flooding that followed. A lot of pet owners thought they would be able to return to their homes in a few days but were ultimately unable to do so.
That amounts to an awful lot of lost and endangered pets. Perhaps if owners had been better informed or had considered their pets in a pre-planned emergency routine then tragedy could have been averted. When natural disasters strike you do not have a lot of time to make decisions and get things in order. HowStuffWorks.com has a wonderful article including 10 simple steps on how to be better prepared in the event of a natural disaster. You can get informed here.
Of course, it is always a good idea to have your pets outfitted with up-to-date pet ID tags. You can get the best custom dog tags on the market that will survive any disaster for your pals at Dog Tag Art.
-By Russ Barker