Do You Have A Disaster Plan for Your Pets?

It happened again this past week.

A woman in the next county over lost several cats and dogs to fire in her kennel in her home. She lost everything in the fire. There will be no funeral, but the owner insists that there were 27 deaths that night.  A fund is being set up for her.

And.

A morning show recently had pets who needed to be re-homed after Hurricane Sandy since their owners lost their homes or have not come to claim them.

Both stories break my heart. As responsible pet owners, we need to make sure that our fur kids are taken care of in case the unthinkable happens to us.

Keep in mind the following when making arrangements for your cats:

  • If authorities tell you to evacuate and take your pets. Take them! Since Hurricane Katrina, many shelters provide a place for you and your pets.
  • Emergency Notification Card can be placed with or attached to your driver’s license with an accounting of the animals you have at home.
  • Include contact names and phone numbers of people who should be notified in case something happens. Make sure your contact people know what to do and know where all of your medical records are along with your intentions in case you are not able to speak for yourself.
  • Have Pet Notification Stickers on the doors and windows of your house.
  • If possible, include the number of pets along with floor plan of with where the animals are.

Let’s face it. We don’t want to think about it, but we must think about it if we consider ourselves responsible pet owners.  We owe it to our our pets.

CFA Holds Largest Cat Show in North America!

Do you live in or near Columbus, OH? Come on over to the CFA/Royal Canin World Championship Cat Show at the Columbus Convention Center on November 17-18, 2012!

You will see cats, cats and more cats at the largest show in North America.

20 rings of judging, educational seminars, feline agility competition, breed booths where you can see the cats up close, Ambassdador Pet Me Cats where you can touch and interact with the cats, Garfield appearances and more!

 Fun for the whole family!

Taylor Swift’s Fashion is the Cat’s Meow

Taylor Swift is so cute!  She has worn a number of cat-themed items lately from a cat themed t-shirt to a polka dot sweater with a cat face in one of the polka dots and our favorite black cat skirt below.

We know cat fashion is all the rage this year as evidenced by the Lily Pulitzer Scarf we showed a few weeks back and Taylor is proving once again she is right in style.

We know Taylor adores cats, especially her cat Meredith, a Scottish Fold. Meredith even has her own followers on Twitter.  The Cat Fanciers’ Association Scottish Fold Breed Profile says, “Due to the rarity of the Fold, AND due to the fact that not every kitten born has folded ears, it is very hard for the supply to keep up with the demand.” We are glad to see that Taylor has found the purrfect feline companion.

Here is Taylor in a video with Meredith! So cute!