Green Hurricane Puppy Preparations
June 1st marked the opening of hurricane season in
for National Geographic News
April 3, 2007
Batten down the hatches: A "very active" Atlantic hurricane season is brewing, and at least one major storm is likely to strike the
The hurricane forecast team at
Nine of the named storms will become hurricanes, five of them major hurricanes with sustained winds greater than 111 miles (178 kilometers) an hour.
And there's a 74 percent chance that at least one major hurricane will make landfall on the
That said, and that says too much for me, I’m trying to figure out how to be greener with hurricane preparations. I don’t want to be caught unaware, but want as little negative impact on the environment as possible.
Beginning with the dogs, I’ve learned that the following should be ready:
- Vaccination papers
(Be sure your vet includes vaccinations for Kennel Cough, Parvo, and Distemper) I’m going to make a copy and laminate it, placing the copy inside the crates.
- Collar with Pet's Identification Tag – again, I’m going to make tags with emergency contact info even though my dogs are microchipped.
- Pet food and water (Socking away an extra case of can for hurricane season. I’m also saving empty gallon containers for filling with dog water, and kibble.
- Food and Water Bowl
- Name and contact information of you're pet's veterinarian
- Recent Picture of Pet (check)
- "Airline Approved" Pet Carrier
(Carriers should be large enough for the animal to stand up, sit, and turn around) – Got that covered.
- Muzzle for Chuck & Colin ( I suppose terrified dogs might bite, so I was going to see about either finding used muzzles or making muzzles from an old backpack or leather jacket. Until I read what this person (http://leerburg.com/muzzleselection.htm) had to say, that is: that when stressed, or in a hot environment; as in
with no power during a hurricane, a cloth muzzle may prevent a dog from panting, and that could lead to death. So no, no muzzles. Florida