In addition to having a pet evacuation kit, it’s good to have an idea of where your pet can stay during an evacuation, especially if you live in an area prone to hurricanes, earthquakes, or wildfires. And remember, leaving your pet home while you evacuate should never be an option. 

If part of your plan includes staying in hotels outside your evacuation area, remember to always specifically ask if the hotel is cat friendly. Pet friendly doesn’t always mean cat friendly. Many hotel chains claim to be pet friendly when really they are only dog friendly.

Read “Pet Disaster Preparedness: Tips for Finding Pet-Friendly Evacuation Shelters” to learn more about being ready if you need to evacuate with your pet.