I'm acutely aware that some of my lovely clients will be affected by the local flooding which is very upsetting indeed. At such a distressing and vulnerable time I realise that little can be done to protect household possessions from damage but I do hope that I can help you with an emergency strategy to minimise the impact on your cats.
Environment Agency Flood
Phone Line: 0845 988 1188
In the midst of the regional flooding in Berkshire and Surrey of 2014, I have advised my clients to take the following precautions:
- Do not let your cat outside, keep them indoors, ideally upstairs, until the flood threat and water levels have reduced.
- Make sure your vital cat supplies like food, fresh water, bowls, beds/blankets, litter boxes and any of their medications are stored in an accessible, dry place. Take some treats in case your cat panics, escapes and needs luring back.
- Have the cat carrier (and a large towel to cover it with) always at the ready.
- Be sure to have all your cat's important paperwork secured in a resealable plastic bag (eg medical history, vaccination cards, microchip details, pet insurance policy documents etc). Take photos on your phone as back up.
- If you're forced to evacuate your home, be sure to place you cat securely in the carrier and take the supplies and important documents too as you may not be able to return home for some time.