We would, but it would be a very tight fit. After we packed up supplies, it would be very, very tight, but I think we could do it. We have 4 dogs (2 over 50#) and 4 cats. Plus me and my husband. All in my 4-door Stratus.
I've got livestock, and my area is known for wildfires, so my plan has always been to just open all the gates and unfortunately let the goats, donkeys, and chickens fend for themselves. I have multiple parrots and two big dogs, and emergency carriers and cages for each. The tropical fish and snails would unfortunately probably perish, unless I had enough warning to bag them. I have a truck with a camper shell, so probably all critters would go in there and we'd be off to wherever we had to be off to.
yep. We have 2 carriers for the cats, 3 dogs go in the back seat, cats on my lap in the front or in the floor of the back seat. Food and our necessities in the trunk. It would be stinky with the panting dogs, but it can be done. It would certainly be worth it. Now, finding a place that would accept us would be something else entirely.
yup, everyone would go ... we've got a mini van lotsa room. It would be an interesting fit, but we've got our pet evac plan. Big birds in the cat carriers, teeny tiny birds in the small transport cage. Dogs have their car seat tethers. Everyone will go.
I already have alot of snow emergency items in the car...like foods for all and water. And so on. Our toss together rubbermaid supply box has enough room for some extra staples to be thrown in as well as things that can't be replaced...photo albums...
Bumping this as some of us are coming up on hurricane season again - everyone still prepared to take their pets?
We gained 2 more cats (so a total of 4 dogs and 6 cats), no longer have the Stratus and have a 4 door pickup instead. I think we could still do it, especially if DH drove his work truck out. My only concern is not enough carriers for the cats. I need to pick up some more at the pet store (I try to buy when they are on sale), or at least pick up some cheaper cardboard carriers at the vet's office. The dogs would go in the back seat, the cats would be in the front seat and on the floor of the backseat. Those in hard carriers may have to go in the back of the truck, but in an emergency we do what we have to do. One of my goals for this year is to put a topper on the truck so then the dogs can go back there and be safe.
If we go, our pets go. We have a 79 lb weimeraner (sp?), a little jack russell, 2 cats and a rabbit. If everyone did not fit in one vehicle, we would take 2. However, I see no reason for us have to evacuate. We live far enough inland that hurricanes are rarely over a catagory 2 once they get here and we are not in an area that floods.
Since I last posted, we added a guinea pig and hamster. I would definitely try to take them. My cat is definitely coming, my guppy survived the last evacuation alone. I need to give some thought about how I could take the little furries.
If it were just us getting out then yeah, the cat and the dog would go, if I needed to make room for a human aka my mom, sister or someone, then no. People are more important than animals. And I love my guys, but animals should not take the place of a human being who needs rescuing. I guess I'm odd man out here but that's how I feel.
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