We live in California. Here, wildfires are a fact of life; so much so that handy (and somewhat grim, despite the fun name) sites like whereiscaliforniaonfire.com exist! They are out there just to show folks where wildfires are running rampant all across the state–and they always are.
Living in SoCal in particular, we understand all too well that our homes on build on top of fault lines. And unlike wildfires, which already provide so little warning, earthquakes can shake things up at any time at all. Californians know that “the big one” is coming. And despite the best efforts of expert seismologists, we are ultimately at the mercy of Mother Nature in that regard.
Perhaps you don’t live in California, but instead reside in an area where other natural disasters are a risk. Could you affected by hurricanes, tornadoes, or floods?
If you are at risk of any of these, your cat is too. Cats don’t learn to stand under doorways, hide in bathtubs, or stop, drop, and roll. So it is up to us to protect them.
The ASPCA has put together an excellent guide for cat owners, designed to help you ready yourself and your cat for a disaster. Unfortunately, it is not a matter of “if,” but “when.” And when the next disaster comes, your cat needs you to be ready. So check out the guide below and be prepared!