Pets played a role in some of Katrina’s countless horror stories, and city officials are wrestling with how to avoid a repeat. During that dark time, cats were left for what evacuating owners thought would be a two- or three-day exile that turned into weeks or months; dogs chained in backyards were left to drown; and pets were separated from their owners at shelters, some never to be reunited.
If you are like me and millions of animal owners nationwide, your pet is an important member of your household. The likelihood that you and your animals will survive an emergency such as a fire or flood, tornado or terrorist attack depends largely on emergency planning done today. For some great information on what to consider for your toolkit and plan visit;