Here is the Evacsak that can be used as a hands free method of evacuating cats, kittens, small dogs and birds during an emergency. Keep it beside your pet’s food or on the coat rack. Somewhere that you can grab it fast. I keep my cat’s crate in the hall. Does it look good? No. But I know exactly where it is in an emergency. Now if I could just train her to go in it when it rains or storms! She is scared of rain so she immediately goes under the bed. When a storm does pop up I grab the dog’s harnesses and leashes and hang them on the door knob in the hall or put them on the dogs according to how bad the storm might become.
There is a lot of great information about taking care of and evacuating dogs, cats, birds and horses in the book, Out of Harm’s Way by Terri Crisp and Samantha Glen. If you have a pet you need to have this book. If like me you don’t want to read the horribly sad stories of the animals that she and others have rescued during catastrophic events then skip to the section in the back about how to handle evacuation preparedness. Trust me some of the animal rescue stories will never leave you.
Even if you don’t have pets I encourage you to read this book so you can help others who do. Family, friends or neighbors who have more than one pet would sure appreciate an extra hand during a difficult time. Maybe you could help an animal shelter. There will certainly and unfortunately be a huge need for help after a disaster and the more prepared you are the better help you can be.
Please recommend this book to all of your family and friends. Also please re-blog this post. Every animal deserves a fighting chance. We can help ourselves but they have to depend on us. Step up to the plate and be an animal hero. Consider buying an Evacsak for someone you know or several for a shelter.
I would love to show you the photograph that I painted this picture from as it might make more sense if you saw it but I can’t do that as I stupidly, accidentally deleted it! So just to let you know the original was full of shadow and contrast and slighly blurry. It had a certain electric quality to it and a pop that I really liked. But you will have to take my word for it.
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While looking for tips to find a dog that is lost in our area I came across this information on PetFinder and wanted to share it with all of you. Please share it with everyone you know who has a pet.
I particularly like the advice of making huge signs as most that are posted on 8.5 x 11 paper are far too small to be seen while driving in a car. Get whiteboard and cut it out in the shape of a dog. Just a generic dog shape will be fine. Write, Help me I’m lost, on it. That will catch someone’s attention don’t you think? Put your phone number in a large easy to read size. Post signs at any and every store that will let you. Go to your local truck stop if there is one in your area and hand out fliers to the truckers. They are nice and willing to help. That is a lot of eyes.
I don’t think it would hurt to ask the local police either. After all they are out there riding around right? And how about local realtors? And mailmen! All they can say is no, but if you flashed the picture then they have seen it. Leave it on your mailbox. Set up a large poster size whiteboard/foamboard in your front yard with huge ( it really does have to be huge) font in black or red. Don’t forget the local dog and children’s park. Use Craigslist!
Also I have noticed a lot of dogs without collars while at home. What sense does that make?! If they run out of the door and get lost they are without their identification!!! Make them wear it all of the time. A lot of the lost dog ads say that the animal doesn’t have it’s collar on. That is a an accident waiting to happen.
Any other ideas are very welcome.
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When you get to the part about the geese if you don’t cry or come close to it then you must not be human. I had no idea that geese were that way. It’s hearbreaking and heavenly at the same time. Thank God for these loving angels who helped these animals.
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Michael Hardwick you are an animal hero!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love you! Bravo! Handshakes and back pats for you. And a great big gold star too!
GEORGETOWN | SC boy, 10, rescues puppies from drainpipe | The Herald – Rock Hill, SC.
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I found his owners! He is now back home safe and sound, happy as can be.
This most beautiful, sweet and loving dog escaped from his fenced in yard when a bad storm blew part of the fence down. When his owner came to get it he told the story of how he got the dog. He and his wife were looking for a dog and a friend who worked for the city found this precious baby locked up starved to bare bones in a kennel at an abandoned foreclosed home! What kind of monster would do that? He said they found a lot of dead cats in cages and other dead things. I hope that person starves to death. I am sick of all of this craziness. There is no reason for someone to do that to an animal.