DisasterFilter - What steps can I take to ensure my pets survival in the case where a disaster strikes and I can't get home?
This one comes from The Boyfriend, who is understandably concerned about our pets' safety in the event of an earthquake, seeing as how we live in Japan. So it's something important to plan for.
The advice I've Googled on disaster pet safety is good, but all rests on the assumption that one or both of us would be home when the quake/tsunami/alien invasion strikes.
But what if we aren't? And, with things like train stoppages and neither of us having a car, what if we can't get home for a couple of days or more? What can we do in advance to give them the best chance of making it through?
Important stats: The pets are a cat and a dog
, both reasonably young and not on any permanent medication. The dog is a pug, which presents its own challenges, and the cat is a former street cat that we picked up as a kitten. We live on the 10th floor of a 13-story condo building in Osaka.
I work about 25 miles away, and if the trains stop then I have no transportation. The Boyfriend currently is between jobs, but hunting for a new one. Regardless, as mentioned above, we have no car and the bicycles will be here at home. Convenient.
This is more of a "peace of mind" issue than anything else, but - what products should we look into or steps should we take (beyond standard earthquake-proofing) to give them time for us to get home?