pets in disasters
Unfortunately, I sympathize with this strip a little too much. I was rather distraught as we were leaving Texas to see several dogs running loose by the highways (this was before we hit the interstate), and at least one dog dead on the road.
But in the larger perspective, we've heard a lot about the human casualties of the tsunami, but what about the animal casualties? That's going to be a problem as well--pets without owners, owners without pets, stray dogs and cats, wild/feral dogs and cats, etc.
I often wonder about my own fur-kids if something tragic were to happen. We wouldn't be able to stay at most shelters, and I wouldn't leave the dogs at home or anywhere else where they couldn't get food or water.
That's it. We're heading for the hills. :-)