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  #31  
Old September 18th 18, 10:35 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
jmcquown[_2_]
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On 9/16/2018 1:54 PM, Tina wrote:
On 16/09/2018 06:16, joy wrote:
On 9/15/2018 6:46 PM, Bill Nak wrote:


"Tina"* wrote in message ...

On 15/09/2018 17:21, jmcquown wrote:
On 9/15/2018 11:58 AM, Tina wrote:

I'm fairly sure he will have made certain he and his family are
safe but it's still a bit worrying. I can't find out from my uncle
(his father) or his brother as there's a bit of a family feud going
on. Ridiculous, should have been sorted out 10 years ago, IMO.

Okay.

Purrs for everyone in danger. I heard that people were being told
to write their names on their arms so their bodies could be
identified, OMG.

Wow. That's totally incorrect.* I have been watching the news on
many channels and the National Hurricane Center online.* Keeping an
eye on the storm.* Nowhere, at no time, was anyone told to write
their names on their arms in case they were found dead.* Where did
you come up with that piece of misinformation?!

Jill

Well, perhaps the BBC is wrong, but I saw it on there.* I saw an
American, sherriff sort of person say "put your names on your arms" on
BBC news.

-------------------------------------------

Cannot speak to what you saw on BBC, but I saw a Facebook post the
other day illustrating how to
put your name and address on your pets leg in case they become
separated.

--
bill n


It seems to me quite possible that some official told people to put
their names on their arms because those were people who had refused to
evacuate, and he was trying to scare them into doing so.


Maybe so, Joy. If 5 feet of rain was coming, I wouldn't need persuading
to evacuate with my cats.


I wouldn't need persuading if I was expecting those conditions, either.
It seems many of the people who didn't evacuate were very elderly and/or
very poor people who simply didn't have the means to leave.

Jill
  #32  
Old September 18th 18, 10:47 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
jmcquown[_2_]
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On 9/17/2018 3:15 PM, joy wrote:
On 9/17/2018 3:41 AM, Tina wrote:
On 17/09/2018 00:09, joy wrote:
On 9/16/2018 1:12 PM, Bill Nak wrote:


"Tina"* wrote in message ...

On 16/09/2018 02:46, Bill Nak wrote:


"Tina"* wrote in message ...

On 15/09/2018 17:21, jmcquown wrote:
On 9/15/2018 11:58 AM, Tina wrote:

I'm fairly sure he will have made certain he and his family are
safe but it's still a bit worrying. I can't find out from my
uncle (his father) or his brother as there's a bit of a family
feud going on. Ridiculous, should have been sorted out 10 years
ago, IMO.

Okay.

Purrs for everyone in danger. I heard that people were being told
to write their names on their arms so their bodies could be
identified, OMG.

Wow. That's totally incorrect.* I have been watching the news on
many channels and the National Hurricane Center online.* Keeping
an eye on the storm.* Nowhere, at no time, was anyone told to
write their names on their arms in case they were found dead.
Where did you come up with that piece of misinformation?!

Jill

Well, perhaps the BBC is wrong, but I saw it on there.* I saw an
American, sherriff sort of person say "put your names on your arms" on
BBC news.

-------------------------------------------

Cannot speak to what you saw on BBC, but I saw a Facebook post the
other day illustrating how to
put your name and address on your pets leg in case they become
separated.

--
bill n

It's better to have them microchipped, Bill.

-------------------------------------------------

Very true, Tina.* All of mine are.* My thought is in such a severe
situation it's just another layer of security!

That's a good point.* If the power is out, the chips probably
couldn't be read.

Hadn't thought of that, yes address on pet's leg is a good idea. I
hope it's not necessary., because if it is, your pet will be drowned :'(


Not necessarily.* Usually after a disaster there are some pets that are
rounded up and taken to shelters or veterinary offices.


That's true, too. I've seen quite a few images on the news of pets
being rescued.

Beloved pets are often the reason some people won't evacuate. Not all
the emergency evacuation shelters are in a position to take pets.

Think about it: if all the evac shelters accepted cats, dogs, birds,
etc. along with all the people...

It becomes (sometimes) a choice to stay with your pets or leave them
behind. What a terrible choice to have to make.

Jill
  #33  
Old September 19th 18, 12:51 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
joy
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On 9/18/2018 2:47 PM, jmcquown wrote:
On 9/17/2018 3:15 PM, joy wrote:
On 9/17/2018 3:41 AM, Tina wrote:
On 17/09/2018 00:09, joy wrote:
On 9/16/2018 1:12 PM, Bill Nak wrote:


"Tina"* wrote in message ...

On 16/09/2018 02:46, Bill Nak wrote:


"Tina"* wrote in message ...

On 15/09/2018 17:21, jmcquown wrote:
On 9/15/2018 11:58 AM, Tina wrote:

I'm fairly sure he will have made certain he and his family are
safe but it's still a bit worrying. I can't find out from my
uncle (his father) or his brother as there's a bit of a family
feud going on. Ridiculous, should have been sorted out 10 years
ago, IMO.

Okay.

Purrs for everyone in danger. I heard that people were being
told to write their names on their arms so their bodies could be
identified, OMG.

Wow. That's totally incorrect.* I have been watching the news on
many channels and the National Hurricane Center online.* Keeping
an eye on the storm.* Nowhere, at no time, was anyone told to
write their names on their arms in case they were found dead.
Where did you come up with that piece of misinformation?!

Jill

Well, perhaps the BBC is wrong, but I saw it on there.* I saw an
American, sherriff sort of person say "put your names on your
arms" on
BBC news.

-------------------------------------------

Cannot speak to what you saw on BBC, but I saw a Facebook post the
other day illustrating how to
put your name and address on your pets leg in case they become
separated.

--
bill n

It's better to have them microchipped, Bill.

-------------------------------------------------

Very true, Tina.* All of mine are.* My thought is in such a severe
situation it's just another layer of security!

That's a good point.* If the power is out, the chips probably
couldn't be read.

Hadn't thought of that, yes address on pet's leg is a good idea. I
hope it's not necessary., because if it is, your pet will be drowned :'(


Not necessarily.* Usually after a disaster there are some pets that
are rounded up and taken to shelters or veterinary offices.


That's true, too.* I've seen quite a few images on the news of pets
being rescued.

Beloved pets are often the reason some people won't evacuate.* Not all
the emergency evacuation shelters are in a position to take pets.

Think about it: if all the evac shelters accepted cats, dogs, birds,
etc. along with all the people...

It becomes (sometimes) a choice to stay with your pets or leave them
behind.* What a terrible choice to have to make.

Jill


I agree. I think about that sometimes. We don't have hurricanes here,
but we're overdue for a big earthquake, which sometimes involvs
evacuations. My cats are both afraid of the cat carrier, and I don't
know how I'd get them in it. My neighbors would probably help, but the
cats are also afraid of people other than me. I just keep praying I
don't have to make that choice, because I honestly don't know what I'd do.
  #34  
Old September 19th 18, 03:09 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Bill Nak
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Posts: 20
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"joy" wrote in message ...

On 9/18/2018 2:47 PM, jmcquown wrote:
On 9/17/2018 3:15 PM, joy wrote:
On 9/17/2018 3:41 AM, Tina wrote:
On 17/09/2018 00:09, joy wrote:
On 9/16/2018 1:12 PM, Bill Nak wrote:


"Tina" wrote in message ...

On 16/09/2018 02:46, Bill Nak wrote:


"Tina" wrote in message ...

On 15/09/2018 17:21, jmcquown wrote:
On 9/15/2018 11:58 AM, Tina wrote:

I'm fairly sure he will have made certain he and his family are
safe but it's still a bit worrying. I can't find out from my uncle
(his father) or his brother as there's a bit of a family feud going
on. Ridiculous, should have been sorted out 10 years ago, IMO.

Okay.

Purrs for everyone in danger. I heard that people were being told
to write their names on their arms so their bodies could be
identified, OMG.

Wow. That's totally incorrect. I have been watching the news on
many channels and the National Hurricane Center online. Keeping an
eye on the storm. Nowhere, at no time, was anyone told to write
their names on their arms in case they were found dead. Where did
you come up with that piece of misinformation?!

Jill

Well, perhaps the BBC is wrong, but I saw it on there. I saw an
American, sherriff sort of person say "put your names on your arms"
on
BBC news.

-------------------------------------------

Cannot speak to what you saw on BBC, but I saw a Facebook post the
other day illustrating how to
put your name and address on your pets leg in case they become
separated.

--
bill n

It's better to have them microchipped, Bill.

-------------------------------------------------

Very true, Tina. All of mine are. My thought is in such a severe
situation it's just another layer of security!

That's a good point. If the power is out, the chips probably couldn't
be read.

Hadn't thought of that, yes address on pet's leg is a good idea. I hope
it's not necessary., because if it is, your pet will be drowned :'(


Not necessarily. Usually after a disaster there are some pets that are
rounded up and taken to shelters or veterinary offices.


That's true, too. I've seen quite a few images on the news of pets being
rescued.

Beloved pets are often the reason some people won't evacuate. Not all the
emergency evacuation shelters are in a position to take pets.

Think about it: if all the evac shelters accepted cats, dogs, birds, etc.
along with all the people...

It becomes (sometimes) a choice to stay with your pets or leave them
behind. What a terrible choice to have to make.

Jill


joy wrote:

I agree. I think about that sometimes. We don't have hurricanes here,
but we're overdue for a big earthquake, which sometimes involvs
evacuations. My cats are both afraid of the cat carrier, and I don't
know how I'd get them in it. My neighbors would probably help, but the
cats are also afraid of people other than me. I just keep praying I
don't have to make that choice, because I honestly don't know what I'd do.

_________________________________________________

Wow, that's such an impossible situation. I hope and pray it'll never be an
issue.
--
bill n

  #35  
Old September 19th 18, 06:22 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
joy
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Posts: 78
Default Hurricane

On 9/18/2018 7:09 PM, Bill Nak wrote:


"joy"* wrote in message ...

On 9/18/2018 2:47 PM, jmcquown wrote:
On 9/17/2018 3:15 PM, joy wrote:
On 9/17/2018 3:41 AM, Tina wrote:
On 17/09/2018 00:09, joy wrote:
On 9/16/2018 1:12 PM, Bill Nak wrote:


"Tina"* wrote in message ...

On 16/09/2018 02:46, Bill Nak wrote:


"Tina"* wrote in message ...

On 15/09/2018 17:21, jmcquown wrote:
On 9/15/2018 11:58 AM, Tina wrote:

I'm fairly sure he will have made certain he and his family are
safe but it's still a bit worrying. I can't find out from my
uncle (his father) or his brother as there's a bit of a family
feud going on. Ridiculous, should have been sorted out 10 years
ago, IMO.

Okay.

Purrs for everyone in danger. I heard that people were being
told to write their names on their arms so their bodies could
be identified, OMG.

Wow. That's totally incorrect.* I have been watching the news on
many channels and the National Hurricane Center online.* Keeping
an eye on the storm.* Nowhere, at no time, was anyone told to
write their names on their arms in case they were found dead.
Where did you come up with that piece of misinformation?!

Jill

Well, perhaps the BBC is wrong, but I saw it on there.* I saw an
American, sherriff sort of person say "put your names on your
arms" on
BBC news.

-------------------------------------------

Cannot speak to what you saw on BBC, but I saw a Facebook post
the other day illustrating how to
put your name and address on your pets leg in case they become
separated.

--
bill n

It's better to have them microchipped, Bill.

-------------------------------------------------

Very true, Tina.* All of mine are.* My thought is in such a severe
situation it's just another layer of security!

That's a good point.* If the power is out, the chips probably
couldn't be read.

Hadn't thought of that, yes address on pet's leg is a good idea. I
hope it's not necessary., because if it is, your pet will be drowned
:'(


Not necessarily.* Usually after a disaster there are some pets that
are rounded up and taken to shelters or veterinary offices.


That's true, too.* I've seen quite a few images on the news of pets
being rescued.

Beloved pets are often the reason some people won't evacuate.* Not all
the emergency evacuation shelters are in a position to take pets.

Think about it: if all the evac shelters accepted cats, dogs, birds,
etc. along with all the people...

It becomes (sometimes) a choice to stay with your pets or leave them
behind.* What a terrible choice to have to make.

Jill


joy wrote:

I agree.* I think about that sometimes.* We don't have hurricanes here,
but we're overdue for a big earthquake, which sometimes involvs
evacuations.* My cats are both afraid of the cat carrier, and I don't
know how I'd get them in it.* My neighbors would probably help, but the
cats are also afraid of people other than me.* I just keep praying I
don't have to make that choice, because I honestly don't know what I'd do.

_________________________________________________

Wow, that's such an impossible situation.* I hope and pray it'll never
be an issue.


Thank you.
  #36  
Old September 19th 18, 01:28 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
jmcquown[_2_]
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Posts: 7,770
Default Hurricane

On 9/19/2018 12:46 AM, wrote:
On Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:47:22 -0400, jmcquown
wrote:

On 9/17/2018 3:15 PM, joy wrote:
On 9/17/2018 3:41 AM, Tina wrote:
On 17/09/2018 00:09, joy wrote:
On 9/16/2018 1:12 PM, Bill Nak wrote:


"Tina"* wrote in message ...

On 16/09/2018 02:46, Bill Nak wrote:


"Tina"* wrote in message ...

On 15/09/2018 17:21, jmcquown wrote:
On 9/15/2018 11:58 AM, Tina wrote:

I'm fairly sure he will have made certain he and his family are
safe but it's still a bit worrying. I can't find out from my
uncle (his father) or his brother as there's a bit of a family
feud going on. Ridiculous, should have been sorted out 10 years
ago, IMO.

Okay.

Purrs for everyone in danger. I heard that people were being told
to write their names on their arms so their bodies could be
identified, OMG.

Wow. That's totally incorrect.* I have been watching the news on
many channels and the National Hurricane Center online.* Keeping
an eye on the storm.* Nowhere, at no time, was anyone told to
write their names on their arms in case they were found dead.
Where did you come up with that piece of misinformation?!

Jill

Well, perhaps the BBC is wrong, but I saw it on there.* I saw an
American, sherriff sort of person say "put your names on your arms" on
BBC news.

-------------------------------------------

Cannot speak to what you saw on BBC, but I saw a Facebook post the
other day illustrating how to
put your name and address on your pets leg in case they become
separated.

--
bill n

It's better to have them microchipped, Bill.

-------------------------------------------------

Very true, Tina.* All of mine are.* My thought is in such a severe
situation it's just another layer of security!

That's a good point.* If the power is out, the chips probably
couldn't be read.

Hadn't thought of that, yes address on pet's leg is a good idea. I
hope it's not necessary., because if it is, your pet will be drowned :'(


Not necessarily.* Usually after a disaster there are some pets that are
rounded up and taken to shelters or veterinary offices.


That's true, too. I've seen quite a few images on the news of pets
being rescued.

Beloved pets are often the reason some people won't evacuate. Not all
the emergency evacuation shelters are in a position to take pets.

Think about it: if all the evac shelters accepted cats, dogs, birds,
etc. along with all the people...

It becomes (sometimes) a choice to stay with your pets or leave them
behind. What a terrible choice to have to make.

Jill



I live in New Orleans and I did not evacuate for Katrina because of my
(then) ten cats!

Wow. Katrina was a *really* bad storm. Glad to know you and your cats
made it through, hopefully without damage.

Jill
 




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