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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:49 AM

Do you keep a Pet Alert Card in your wallet/purse?

After reading a horrible account on our local no-kill shelter's FB page, I present for your consideration; the following:

Include at least two phone numbers of family, friends or neighbors who can be called to provide short-term care for your pets should you be unconscious or so injured you are unable to address this need. Alert these temporary care-givers to the fact that you are doing this and instruct them where your pets are to be boarded should you be hospitalized and they are unable to provide daily care. Alert your boarding kennel to the fact that you are doing this and assure them that you have made appropriate financial provisions to cover boarding costs.

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Reply Do you keep a Pet Alert Card in your wallet/purse? (Original post)
Earth_First Feb 2013 OP
sinkingfeeling Feb 2013 #1
get the red out Feb 2013 #2
Curmudgeoness Feb 2013 #3
Silver Gaia Feb 2013 #4
Phentex Feb 2013 #5

Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:54 AM

1. I like the idea. I have stickers on all my doors for the fire/police that state

there are 2 dogs inside and 4 cats outside.

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:48 PM

2. OMG never thought of that!

If my husband and I are out together and something should happen to us.....Layla in the house alone.

I should discuss this with him, we already made provisions in our Will for her to be cared for by a close trusted friend (with our friend's agreement) should something happen to us, but in the immediate need we should put down our neighbor's phone number so she could feed and care for her in the interim (which she would do as we have taken care of one anothers dogs in non-emergency out of town situations before).

Thanks for the information!

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 03:13 PM

3. This makes so much sense, and I never thought about it before.

I live alone, and no one else would know that my cat was alone in the house if I didn't have this card. I have already printed it and completed it and put it in my wallet. How could I not have thought of this!?!?!? Thanks, Earth_First.

For anyone who did not see this post in GD the other day, there is a link to a pdf of the card and an emergency list over there.

http://sync.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=2380206

Post #14 has the card to print out.

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 07:45 AM

4. Great idea!

The back of my card would need many more spaces for pets, though! LOL (Currently, there are 2 dogs, 4 cats, and a bird downstairs, 2 cats that live upstairs with my daughter, and 1 "neighborhood" outside cat that we feed and care for.) There's more furry and feathered critters here than humans! I'll have to design some of these cards for us and print them out. Thanks for posting this.

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 08:25 AM

5. This is a great idea...

Years ago when we were going out of town i asked a neighbor if she would take my babies if anything happened to us.

I should include her phone number on the card too.


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