Prepping for a Disaster: Is Your Cat Ready?

Aug 8, 2020
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Welcome back to Catology: Kitten Lady & Friends, my interview series helping us stay curious about cats! Royal Canin and I are teaming up to bring you conversations with some of the most fascinating people in feline welfare about everything from cat behavior to veterinary care to nutrition to rescue. This week my guest is John Peaveler, an expert in disaster preparedness and emergency response for animals. We talk all about how to create a disaster plan, what emergency response looks like after a disaster, and how each of us can play a part in keeping animals--and the people who love them--safe.
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  • This is going to be fun! See everyone right here, SATURDAY at 11am PT! :)

    Kitten LadyKitten Lady2 months ago
    • Any advice on helping kittens that are six weeks but won’t grow .:/?

      Deb and ceb TrevinoDeb and ceb TrevinoMonth ago
    • You now Hannah a can't be like this any more i like to have a pet but my family not a pet lover so i just crying all the time

      Afiza AyobAfiza Ayob2 months ago
    • Okay? :D

      RandomAnimalsRandomAnimals2 months ago
    • Hi, Kitten Lady!! Could you please make a video about prepping for cat birth, kitten needs & all that stuff? Because i have a pregnant cat that's due soon and i would really like to learn more about it through you! Ps. I think that it would teach me alot, besides i think that your viewers would like that video idea too!

      Nikola 2008Nikola 20082 months ago
    • @Rasaq sodiq oh dear. Take care... Be patient

      Yir BYir B2 months ago
  • This is a good subject to make links with police fire fighters and vets in an emergency

    Tracy RiceTracy Rice2 days ago
  • Im only watching because the Police Officer is very Hot & Sexy 😹💔

    Dari JoseDari Jose19 days ago
  • You are living in a paradise All the cats ! 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗❤️😺❤️😺❤️😺❤️😺❤️😺❤️😺❤️😺❤️ Good work you do , respect ⭐️⭐️⭐️ greets

    Kimberley PexKimberley PexMonth ago
  • I have had 11 cats in 2019

    Itś_Ŵøłfŷ_FēâthêrItś_Ŵøłfŷ_FēâthêrMonth ago
  • You mentioned admin supplies... I foster for 2 local organizations, and recently I went to Walmart and bought a bunch of the admin type stuff that was on sale during the school prep season: pens, pencils, paper for the printer, garbage bags, and such. Everyone knows that Rescues need cat food, dog food, kitty litter, and financial donations, but hardly anyone thinks to go buy the "admin" things that are needed on a daily basis that are not actual pet related. Both Rescues were thrilled to get the supplies. For $100, you can buy a LOT of supplies and you will make every Rescue absolutely delighted to see you come in with those supplies!!!

    Foster Dad DenisFoster Dad DenisMonth ago
  • I taught my cat to go into the carrier by clicking when she goes in and turns around. Then I give her a treat. It's really helpful!

    y8DlQS9HKP79gRPrQZqy8DlQS9HKP79gRPrQZqMonth ago
  • I think cats absolutely do have a sense about impending earthquakes. 43:52 My cats totally knew about the Nisqually earthquake about 2 minutes before it hit. I think they thought that something was going to go wrong with the house because they rushed past me, one after another as fast as they could go to get out. It turned out to be minor, but they weren't taking any chances.

    Kris NiznikKris NiznikMonth ago
  • Kitten are so cute i love this and we well not let them die we love cats❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🐱🐱🐱🐕

    Marie Angeli BarrientosMarie Angeli BarrientosMonth ago
  • Omg my cat from my profile looks JUST like the kitten from the picture

    kitten_ playzkitten_ playzMonth ago
  • I've got a small disaster kit for my pets (2 cats & 1 bearded dragon) but this gives me ideas on how to improve it and that my cats still need work on crate training.

    Silver7BulletSilver7BulletMonth ago
  • My family’s foster kittens just went to there new home, one of them had swimming syndrome

    Annalyse RaulersonAnnalyse RaulersonMonth ago
  • Thank you for this! We recently had a fire at our apartment complex in the building right next to us. It was definitely a wake up call to make sure I have a plan in place.

    CoriCoriMonth ago
  • Mine likes too go outside so idk :(

    Tea time mysteriousTea time mysteriousMonth ago
  • Ok are my cats ready! Well on Aug 10th 2020 in Iowa we had a derecho blow though, bringing winds in excess of 120 mph, the equivalent of a cat 2/3 hurricane. The whole event lasted 45 mins we had little to no warning of the event. My cats however, rode out the storm fast asleep on their blankets. We had no power for 7 days. I was scrambling for food for me, but we had hit the pet food store before the storm so my 18 year old kitties had plenty of food and slept with me warm and cozy, not a worry in the world!! All that said a bit tongue in cheek, it is a very frightening experience so please take note of all the experts!!

    Ann RogersAnn RogersMonth ago
  • In America

    SalreelSalreelMonth ago
  • If your plans for neutering your kittens even work wouldn’t they go endangered in like 40 years

    SalreelSalreelMonth ago
  • I love your videos sooooooo much

    music teenmusic teenMonth ago
  • 😭😭😭😭Oh my word, these innocent fur babies. 💖💖💖💖 People stayed behind with their animals 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 My empath lost it, box of tissue please....I'm back had to get that tissue. Deep breath, continue watching....pets that lost their owners.... I have three rescue cats inside, my fur babies, and 8 homeless (feral) cats. I have done TNR. I have shelters for them and feed them. Even have my 'wyze' (inexpensive, can see cam on your cell phone) small security camera to see them on my back porch and check recording here and there to ck night time activity. 💖🐱💖🐈💖 59:28 what, Wow! This is Important information for all!!💖 Thank You!!! 💖🐈💖

    Keeplookinup777Keeplookinup777Month ago
  • Quite informative - and quite complete! Thanks to both of you for that video. Being a volunteer at Germany's biggest disaster relief organisation I can only recommend to check out disaster relief groups or firefighters or the Red Cross for whether there's any chance to volunteer. Especially if you cannot have a pet for whatever reason. Also, those groups now and then need volunteers who act as people who need to be saved or treated or to be found by a rescue dog while waiting for rescue in a building or site with limited access. Actually rescue dogs need a new smell now and then, so this is a good chance to spend some time in an (mostly) outside environment with some nice animals. :) Most organisations require a training for special tasks but there's almost always a chance to volunteer for a day without longer training if you promise to stick to given orders and instructions. :)

    Frl. AnniFrl. AnniMonth ago
  • This would make an excellent podcast! :)

    TabbNabberTabbNabberMonth ago
  • My cat and hamster would just nap thier way through anything, the gerbil would be mad but he's small enough that I could handle his wrath! The hamster is just like, "if mom is going it's cool because I love her and trust her", cat is like "slave has food, I will go in idiotic box" but the gerbil... "I want to stay in condo! Don't even look at me! I am the king!"

    foreversilentforeversilentMonth ago
  • Legit 2 days after this is uploaded... I got hit with derecho ;D and NEARLY lost my cat

    amber berryamber berry2 months ago
  • 0:00 Jimmy?

    Marie the AlicornMarie the Alicorn2 months ago
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    Laura StrutzLaura Strutz2 months ago
  • Thing is my cat is an indoor and outdoor cat. She sleeps outside and goes and explored and also spends lots of time indoors so if she wasn’t inside when a disaster struck idk what I’d do 😕

    Samara*A Girl With A Cat*Samara*A Girl With A Cat*2 months ago
  • They said always put your life before your pets or something like that...I’m putting their life first ain’t nobody care about me my OWN mom loves my cat more than me 😂

    Lucia VazquezLucia Vazquez2 months ago
  • Last night i had a dream that my mum came home with a kitten too bad it was a dream

    Shaukat ShahShaukat Shah2 months ago
  • If there's a disaster I'll scoop up my two cats no matter what even if they bite me!!

    Night Messana Chan SyamsuriadiUwUNight Messana Chan SyamsuriadiUwU2 months ago
  • A kitten in my neighborhood was sick and now I have to care for him and now I hope he does not die I'll text you or put a video on USworlds if he does

    Barbara MartinBarbara Martin2 months ago
  • Please help me kitten lady I have a 3-4 week kitten who is very loud at night how do I keep him quite?????!!!???

    Punny PotPunny Pot2 months ago
  • This was really informative. I've been thinking about it for a while, so it's nice to have some sort of idea on what to do, even though I live in a generally safe place. You never know...thank you.

    TheSparklingKTheSparklingK2 months ago
  • Omg! Kitten lady ! I actually wanted to say that I rescued 4 kittens plus the mum using you videos for Guidance, the’re names where Zodiac ( the mum ) Scorpio ( female / Runt ) Gemini ( male ) Libra ( male ) and Virgo ( Female ). Last year I rescued a kitten that had my heart , sadly we had to get rid of him . His name was Dashy Jr. . He really helped me with my anxiety and sadness from my other cat dying before my birthday from diabetes ( his name was dash ) . I also Recently rescued a bird ( it was pigeon I named “Cooper” ) , your videos really help me! And I’m making my own rescue now! Thank you so much! I love your videos ! Thanks again !

    _ Big Dreams __ Big Dreams _2 months ago
  • My mom loves you so much we even have a you book never give up on recurring kittens love you and stay strong

    altigger74altigger742 months ago
  • I really like COCO

    baeeda younisbaeeda younis2 months ago
  • Normal people's laughing emoji: 😂 Your subscribers emoji: 😹

    Scrap ScenesScrap Scenes2 months ago
  • I lived in Myrtle Beach during that post Hurricane Florence flood. It was insane and heartbreaking. It was a very slow moving disaster

    Jasmine AllisonxJasmine Allisonx2 months ago
  • Tysm for this !!

    Yasmin RemtullaYasmin Remtulla2 months ago
  • Dude kitten lady is my idol my cat might have babies and where not breeding her like in a pet miller shes like our own cat we though maybe she could have babies and we can keep one but we will spay her after so she might have babies and this is so helpful if anything goes wrong with my cat feeding her cat shes only gonna have babies once so where not gonna breed her

    Judy SlimJudy Slim2 months ago
  • I have two cats, we live in the Midwest so we don't need to worry about much, the only thing that we might need to worry about would be a tornado. I have never faced one but you never know

    Lailyn BergerLailyn Berger2 months ago
  • Hi Hannah, That was a really educational segment. John offered up some important and useful information I wasn't aware of. Boots, my cat, is always by my side. I hope we never have to experience a life-threatening disaster. It would be devastating should anything ever separate us. At least now we'll be better prepared. Out of curiosity, did your dad have anything to do with the cute intro/outro guitar music?

    L GL G2 months ago
  • Evolution is a beautiful thing, wish more people would embrace the future with our furry friends.

    Operator 020Operator 0202 months ago
  • I 💕💖💓❤ kittens

    sandra frawleysandra frawley2 months ago
  • i foster kittens like if you foster

    Kimberly SchrammKimberly Schramm2 months ago
  • hey hannah have u been good i will prepare

    Brittani ClemensBrittani Clemens2 months ago
  • This was great! Thank you!

    Dorothy MartoranoDorothy Martorano2 months ago
  • Is it just me or does he look a LOT like Ryan Reynolds?!

    AsunaAsuna2 months ago
  • Hi Hannah, I've always been inspired by your work. I always learn something new in every video you upload, but I wish to know if it is safe to give kittens/cats bath.

    Cats are cuteCats are cute2 months ago
  • Midwesterner here! We've had three or four tornado warnings in the past month and my mom and I have gotten laser-focused on cat evac. The first time getting everyone down to the basement was ridiculous, the cats thought it was a game and would escape and run back upstairs whenever the basement door opened. But by this last time we had it all worked out- we each have our assigned cat. We get the cat and his carrier and take them downstairs. Once in the basement, we put the cat in the carrier. Then we are free to run back upstairs and grab anything we forgot (boots, chargers, etc). Once everyone and everything is settled downstairs, the boys come out of their carriers and get to cuddle, and we put treats in their carriers, so that they'll go back in. It's worked like a charm.

    葛Jennifer葛Jennifer2 months ago
  • Get in the box cat!

    Dana A-NDana A-N2 months ago
  • Very helpful

    Seema ChowdhurySeema Chowdhury2 months ago
  • My cat's prep list: "owner," Check. Done.

    benjovi55benjovi552 months ago
  • i love cats/kittens i have 2 cats named jinmol mliy they are both ginger cats

    Emily LinEmily Lin2 months ago
  • I don't think we even have the Chihuahua ready much less thethree feral kittens and their mama who live in our backyard ready for disaster I really should get some minor stuff done for that

    Cathy ACathy A2 months ago
  • Luckily where I am we don’t have any natural disasters. I have 3 cats

    laila heartlaila heart2 months ago
  • We are having tornado warnings as I watch this. I was not prepared. Our basement is not really somewhere I can bring the cats. It's more like a hole in the ground below our house, with lots of crevices and probably things like rat poison. I have put them in the bathroom for now since there are no windows in there. We have an old brick house, built to stand for centuries, so I'm not super worried, but it is still scary. We don't get much in the way of disasters here.

    ShroomyKShroomyK2 months ago
  • My fire alarms went off and woke us at 5am. It was nothing bad, but I am worried I would have lost one cat. One ran to me looking for security. One ran and hid. I got them both out in under 2 minutes. But if it was a real fire, how do i get that one to me faster? That 2 minutes could have seriously harmed him.

    Crystle JEECrystle JEE2 months ago
  • As someone who runs a sanctuary for 22 cats in Florida this is something i have to think of constantly. Being able to trap, transfer, contain, and move that many animals is a daunting task. Being prepared with supplies and bags is vital to moving quickly and calmly in the heat of a disaster.

    CelestialCelestial2 months ago
    • Thank you for being a hero for the cats!

      Ceila ZCeila Z2 months ago
  • Totally unprepared when we had a fire evacuation last year. I was grabbing food bowls & trying to bag up food while realizing we didn’t have a box or litter ready to take. Definite eye opener.

    Jennie BuchheitJennie Buchheit2 months ago
  • Hi, Kitten Lady!! Could you please make a video about prepping for cat birth, kitten needs & all that stuff? Because i have a pregnant cat that's due soon and i would really like to learn more about it through you! Ps. I think that it would teach me alot, besides i think that your viewers would like that video idea too!

    Nikola 2008Nikola 20082 months ago
  • So much good, important information! I love my cat, but I’ve never put together a proper emergency plan. Thanks Hannah.

    shamelesshussyshamelesshussy2 months ago
  • This was amazing! Definitely something that's been on my mind and this video taught me so much. Also cried at the SD humane camp fire video 0.0

    Diana ChenDiana Chen2 months ago
  • We just went through our own disaster. Last week on Tuesday the tail end of hurricane hit Ontario Canada and my area went under tornado watch and then warning because one touched down. The rain was horrible and our house couldn't take the water and our entire basement (My apartment) flooded. Not only was i trying to save our house and belongings but i had to get all my animals out and up to safety. Thankfully we didn't have to evacuate but watching this and going through last week makes me realize how much more prepared i need to be. I have animals with disabilities and i never even thought to have their meds and things prepared. Thank you so much for doing these they really do help.

    HippifiedHippified2 months ago
  • Oh please, don’t stop making cat content...this stuff de stresses me the most. I got tons of stress floating in my head almost everyday. Jackson G, Claire Luvcat, MilkyBokiTan, Animal Health Care & now, the Kitten Lady, I’m in kitty heaven⛅️👏🏼🐈🙏🏼😘🥴

    Mary ChuaMary Chua2 months ago
  • Hi!! I got some questions, i have a little cute kitten in my garden, i know his mamma but she is pregnant again! She left the kitten in our garden cuz she knows we'll take care of her. The kitten is so sweet and playful but its scared of people :( but i want to be able to play with her and run, you know, i've been feeding her and making her toys and trying to get to know her, i've been doing this over 2 months but i don't see anything change, can you help me a little please??

    Adina MilasconAdina Milascon2 months ago
  • I love this video 😻

    Lincoln and KiwiLincoln and Kiwi2 months ago
  • This is so important and definitely brought some tears. With recent flooding in our area along with tornado warnings I was wondering how the heck I'd be able to save all the kittens and cats I foster along with my own cats, dog, baby, child with autism and the reptiles I have as well. Thank you for doing this!

    AshleighMcCartyAshleighMcCarty2 months ago
  • As a person without pets, my take away from this is that if there is a problem, I will volunteer to do whatever is necessary without expectation or demand or drama. If I am needed to be somewhere else at the moment, okay. I can do that. Or whatever! 😻😻 😻

    Alice BlueAlice Blue2 months ago
  • Eses gatinho são muido fofios😍😍😍😍😇😷😼😻

    Guravi VittaGuravi Vitta2 months ago
  • This intro is so cute 🐱💕

    GabriellaGabriella2 months ago
  • Love the new intro

    Sangeeta PrasadSangeeta Prasad2 months ago
  • I like cat

    Syru Liza MathaiSyru Liza Mathai2 months ago
  • I have stickers in several Windows where I live to alert the fire department of Trapped felines in case there is ever a fire. The stickers also say how many cats are in the house so nobody gets left behind. They are all placed in lower corners of the windows

    Melissa WalkerMelissa Walker2 months ago
    • A friend of mine had some made for her birds. They are caricatures of them. Super cute.

      Taylor MoarTaylor Moar11 days ago
    • @Shane Lorrison Elaine's pet resort in Fresno, California. Also got some online. Pet rescue from fire stickers. It's sad the local pet stores don't have them.

      Melissa WalkerMelissa Walker2 months ago
    • Melissa Walker - Where can I get some of those stickers you mention?

      Shane LorrisonShane Lorrison2 months ago
  • At first, I thought John Peaveler referred to the black cat she was petting.

    heatherjasper97heatherjasper972 months ago
  • This was so helpful!

    Lale P.Lale P.2 months ago
  • Your kitties 🐱 are adorable! 😘😘☺️I have a weakness for black kitties. In fact I have three. My little boy maverick loves warming his bed for his mummy.

    Kristy BurgessKristy Burgess2 months ago
    • One of my cats is called coco 🤗

      Kristy BurgessKristy Burgess2 months ago
  • Hi kitten lady What do i do when my kitty doesnt go potty for days?

    Yonder_Panda YTYonder_Panda YT2 months ago
    • Take him/her to the vet.

      TheSparklingKTheSparklingK2 months ago
  • Wait, the cat behaviorist is named Del Gato? XD;

    SuzanneSuzanne2 months ago
  • I was just thinking about this the other day when my neighbor’s smoke detector went off. I have two cats of my own as well as two litters of foster kittens. I was picturing myself running down the stairs with 4 different cat carriers strapped to me 😹

    Hilary Halas GrahamHilary Halas Graham2 months ago
    • Strawberry Milk I didn’t even know you could foster exotic animals-

      ImscaredImscaredMonth ago
    • I mean your lucky, I foster EXOTIC animals, and I know for a fact I can't put a tarantula with a Chameleon so like I would be carrying atleast 10 carriers- Edit: by carriers, I mean portable tanks and cages

      Strawberry MilkStrawberry Milk2 months ago
  • So cute kittyss🐈🐱

    Patricia Ann DaelPatricia Ann Dael2 months ago
  • You should start a podcast

    Team JasTeam Jas2 months ago
  • You kiero uno

    Angel CastilloAngel Castillo2 months ago
  • I need help my cat gave birth to her babies and its been 4 months. She wants to move the kittens outside but its not safe the mother cat us so stressed out and I dont want her baby kittens to be outside.

    Rogelio JaramilloRogelio Jaramillo2 months ago
    • What you could do is make a small mesh enclosure with a mesh bottom so predators can't get in but your cats can get out.

      pink cat gamer tvpink cat gamer tv2 months ago
  • This guy is freaking hot.

    Teddy SanTeddy San2 months ago
  • I love your videos so much! For the past few weeks we’ve been fostering kittens after kittens, and it couldn’t be possible without you❤️ when we first fostered them, it’s was extremely emotional giving them back, but after I watched your video on giving them back, we had great goodbyes ever since

    Iris ParkerIris Parker2 months ago
  • Oh snickerdoodle this could be bad

    guda tama the personguda tama the person2 months ago
  • Is that a cop?

    Oh So VeryOh So Very2 months ago
    • Oh So Very Huh?

      Colonel SandersColonel Sanders2 months ago
    • @Colonel Sanders ACAB

      Oh So VeryOh So Very2 months ago
    • No, he’s a librarian.

      Colonel SandersColonel Sanders2 months ago
  • Adorable! Love what you do! Love the new intro too btw! 💕🤗🐾🐈🐈🐈

    Angelina PineiroAngelina Pineiro2 months ago
  • If a disaster occurs, Idc if they don’t wanna go in the carrier .. THEY GOIN 😭😭🥺 My biggest fear is a fire and Im always prepared to scoop up my 3 babies and make sure they are safe 💕

    Avalon DinunzioAvalon Dinunzio2 months ago
    • omg same its so scary thinking of my cats dieing

      -lovey- dove--lovey- dove-Month ago
  • This is so important. One of the cats we got when I was a kid was a Hurricane Katrina refugee. He was with a foster who had 16 kittens when she had to leave New Orleans. She moved into her mom's house, but had to suddenly find fosters/homes for all these kittens. We were originally going to foster him, but we ended up keeping him. :)

    Maddie ArancibiaMaddie Arancibia2 months ago
  • I feel strange watching this in Canada where we get next to no natural disasters, especially in the area I live. No wildfires, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes etc. The worst I might get is a bad snowstorm where I'm home anyway. However, this is a great resource for those who are not so lucky.

    Jenny LivingstonJenny Livingston2 months ago
    • oh I am jealous 😹 It's good to have a go kit just in case though, like if there is a fire in your house.

      Ceila ZCeila Z2 months ago
    • Same, although we don’t even get snow where I live

      Clara's CatsClara's Cats2 months ago
  • I want a kitten but my dad says noooo so I'm watching just incase

    Charles B.Charles B.2 months ago
    • That's great you're learning at a young age all the responsibilities of having a furry best friend!

      Noni NoniNoni NoniMonth ago
  • This is really good stuff to know.

    Amy NAmy N2 months ago
    • 👍

      Cats In Slow MotionCats In Slow Motion2 months ago
  • We need to see little Lucy while you’re interviewing peeps, even if she’s asleep next to you! She was being bullied by a gray kitten at the end and that’s tough to watch...but she finally got away!

    J. K. RectorJ. K. Rector2 months ago
  • Super interestintg and educational video! Thank you! =^.^=

    Buffy FosterBuffy Foster2 months ago
  • Thank you for this program and all you do. I've made a disaster plan for me and my family, but not for our two cats. I will need to make a plan for our cat's safety as well.

    The BestThe Best2 months ago
  • MEOW 😻. Loveyou 🔥

    Rick SRick S2 months ago
  • What about dogs

    Molly CoffeyMolly Coffey2 months ago
  • This is a great vid! I learned a lot and will take the advice to heart. Thanks! Adding a "go" bag for my cat. Will keep in my car. I did find some "pre-packaged" cat litter box. Its a sealed pre-measured re-cycled litter box. Great for this purpose.

    Raymond ClarkRaymond Clark2 months ago
    • @Raymond Clark thank you! I put together an emergency kit for my kitty and now I'll order that to complete it!

      Ceila ZCeila Z2 months ago
    • @Ceila Z Yes! Cat’s Pride KatKitAll-In-One Disposable Tray Pre-filled with Litter

      Raymond ClarkRaymond Clark2 months ago
    • A prepackaged litter box sounds ideal, where did you find it/what's it called? Thanks!

      Ceila ZCeila Z2 months ago
    • 👍

      Cats In Slow MotionCats In Slow Motion2 months ago
  • Kitten lady I finnely got a new kitten she bits a lot is there A way I can teach her not to with no harm i grew up never holding a cat behind the neck and lifting it also any tips so she will stop going after my humen food and any other tips so she dose not eat her food so fast

    Lauren EhmkeLauren Ehmke2 months ago
    • Willow 木 thank you

      Lauren EhmkeLauren Ehmke2 months ago
    • @Lauren Ehmke There is videos for that in Kitten Lady you can check them out

      Willow 木Willow 木2 months ago
    • Willow 木 3 months old

      Lauren EhmkeLauren Ehmke2 months ago
    • How old is the kitten

      Willow 木Willow 木2 months ago
    • I feed her 3 times a day a little bit but good emount lunch is only a tiny bit she only has lunch because she is a lil kitten

      Lauren EhmkeLauren Ehmke2 months ago