In February 2011 a major disaster hit Christchurch, New Zealand which affected lives and pets.We are known as the ‘shakey isles’ here in New Zealand but other parts of the world are also prone to such events.  As March is seen as Disaster Preparedness Month we want to bring the whole family in on this – and make you think. [Our feature image is from Quake Cats by Craig Bullock see our review.]

Things you should do to keep your pets as safe as you can if you are in a disaster prone area:-

  • Keep your microchip details up-to-date so you can be reunited fast.
  • What do you MEAN your pet isn’t microchipped? Even indoor kitties can get out at some point – JUST DO IT.
  • Cat or pup on medication? Diabetic, thyroid? Do you have enough to cover a few weeks ‘just in case’?
  • Prepare an ‘evacuation’ plan – in case you are requested to move.(An HUGE worry for us as the cats are mostly outdoor – we are working on that…)
  • Oh and is that microchip info. Is it up-to-date? Check it.
  • Make sure you have enough pet food and a bottle of clean water? Even on a budget, a bag of food stashed away will be an huge help.
  • Oh and we forgot……. Cat Litter – thanks to Brian Frum and Family for this one!!

The video below gives an idea of what happens, and the best way to prepare and deal with a disaster – take a peep its not long.



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  1. Barona Whiteing-Green

    March 23, 2015 at 8:23 am

    This is a very important topic. When disasters happen people are so frantic that they sometimes forget about their pets until the last minute.

    I recently posted a similar post on my blog, The Pet Tree House,


  2. Kitty Cat Chronicles

    March 15, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Such important info! Thank you for sharing. We don’t get earthquakes in Georgia, USA, but bad storms can come here and those are scary! Disaster preparedness is so very important!
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  3. Glogirly

    March 13, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    This is SO important. In fact Glogirly is working on a disaster escape plan for us kitties. We’re already microchipped, but she wants to rearrange some of our carriers so that there are two easily accessible in her bedroom and a ladder to go out the window if we have to. We already have some food and water stashes to fall back on too.
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  4. meowmeowmans

    March 12, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Awesome tips! Thank you for such an important post, friends. We just got our microchip stuff renewed, too!
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  5. The Swiss Cats

    March 12, 2015 at 4:39 am

    Great post ! Those tips are very important ! Thanks for sharing ! Purrs
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  6. da tabbies o trout towne

    March 12, 2015 at 3:46 am

    miranda…manee thanx for sharin thiz post, we a preciates it… as well as de ree minder ta double chex what we due have on hand & reddy…..XXXXX


  7. Summer

    March 11, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    These are really important tips! Oh, and the microchip thing Maxwell, Faraday and Allie mentioned? Also remind the humans to keep the info up to date! Binga and Boodie’s are WAY old – Boodie’s isn’t even in my human’s name!
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  8. Brian

    March 11, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    that really was great info! Don’t forget the litter though…I would really have to go if my house started shaking.
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  9. The Island Cats

    March 11, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    What important information! Thanks for sharing this.
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  10. Maxwell, Faraday & Allie

    March 11, 2015 at 11:12 am

    …and in case no one mentions it: microchip!!! 😉
    (Yes, we agree, this is a great list – and an important and tmey reminder – thank you!)
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