Our volunteer fire department gives out stickers so you can list how many and what kind of pets you have but I worry now having heard about cats running back inside. I don't know how dedicated the volunteers would be in getting them out and how would they contain them once they are out. I am afraid they would be so busy with the fire, they might not spend too much time trying to get them out. Thinkthe best bet for me (in the middle of the woods) is to build an otdoor fenced in area where they could put them, that might work out better for the firemen. Especially since round here, cats are considered moer of a nusiance and they would not think of thm as I do.
---- Kat Parker <korruptaki...@gmail.com> wrote: > *Fire with me being not at home is one of my worst nightmares. I sent away > for the free decal from ASPCA about animals inside. Here is the link: > > http://www.aspca.org/about-us/free-aspca-stuff/free-pet-safety-pack.aspx > ** > > Love and Katnip, > ~Kat~ =^,,^= > > > > **"I'm Kat Parker. I park cats."** > **"Keep your kitties INSIDE, 24/7, 'cause an inside cat is a SAFE & HAPPY > cat!"* > > > ---------- Forwarded message ---------- > > From: <dlg...@windstream.net> > > To: email@example.com > > Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2011 21:54:01 -0600 > > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat in a house on fire > > I had not thought about what if I were not home. That is enough to make > > me never leave home again! > > > > ---- Peggy Verdonck-Riley <jetalitosunnys...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > My biggest fear with 9 cats! Luckely we have an enclosed cat playground > > > outside. We can just push them out the cat door in the window and lock it > > > behind them. > > > I just hope something like that never happens when we aren't home! > > > > > > On Dec 2, 2011 4:34 PM, "Lorrie" <felineres...@frontier.com> wrote: > > > > > > > What a terrible story! > > > > > > > > This is a lesson I learned from a friend of mine. Her house was on > > > > fire and she grabbed her cat and took him outside but he ran back > > > > inside and died in the fire. God forbid any of you ever have to > > > > rescue your cats from a burning house, but cats will always run back > > > > inside because this is the place they feel safe. Always put your > > > > cats in carriers or in your car outside your home. With 13 cats this > > > > would have been terribly difficult for your parents, but if there are > > > > only one or two cats this can be done. > > > > > > > > Lorrie > > > > > > > > On 12-02, GRAS wrote: > > > > > In 1964, my parents' house in Chicago had a fire on a night of a huge > > > > > snowstorm, 3'! The fire department had a hard time getting there > > because > > > > > side street were not plowed, especially not at 3 AM. They had 13 > > cats, > > > > and I > > > > > had "just" moved back with my two cats because I couldn't afford my > > > > > apartment closer to school. All the cats died in the fire, although > > my > > > > > father was running around, grabbing them and putting them on an > > enclosed > > > > > porch, they all ran back as he opened the door.....When the house was > > > > > rebuilt, a cat was found in the basement ceiling/rafters, completely > > soft > > > > > and pliable (not stiff!) - poor cats most probably died from smoke > > > > > inhalation because they have such tiny lungs. > > > > > > > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > > > Felvtalk mailing list > > > > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > > > > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > > > > > _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org