National Dog Day Ushers in Hurricane Irene

Happy National Dog Day! If you live on the Eastern Seaboard, I hope you’re celebrating by preparing your entire family — quadrupeds included — for the approach of Hurricane Irene.

I’ll never forget the night I spent with a rescued Katrina dog, nor the images of animals in Japan seeking refuge after the earthquake. But at least we’ve learned: The potential for heartbreak after a major catastrophe decreases dramatically, simply by thinking ahead.

A few of our best disaster-preparedness links:

http://dogtime.com/california-wildfire-dogs-cats.html

http://dogtime.com/animal-evacuation-plan-kathy-gervais.html

http://dogtime.com/first-aid-for-pets-fido-friendly-ines-de-pablo.html

http://dogtime.com/dog-first-aid-kit-fido-friendly-carol-bryant.html