Whether or not congress passes the PETS Act, never depend on anyone else to take care of your cat. You are responsible to develop a pet evacuation plan and put together an emergency kit for each pet. Be prepared before the threat of hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, grassfire or man-made disasters such as a chemical spill. According to the Cat Fanciers Association, each cat needs a kit containing:
- Recent photographs of your pet stored in resealable plastic bags.
- Vaccination records
- Cats medications and veterinarian records
- Two weeks of pet food, water and cat litter in waterproof containers, treats, a litterbox and a scoop.
- Collar and ID tag.
- Carrier for each cat in the house and food/water bowls. (Make sure the carrier is large enough for a shoebox litterbox with enough room for your cat to stand up and turn around.)