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post #31 of 47
Living in earthquake area, YES I have two carriers and one big kennel with enough room for all 3 of my baby's! Have to be prepared they depend on me
post #32 of 47
Of course! You never know when you will need it and besides it is the safest way to go to places like the vets. I have one large hard kitty carrier for one kitty
post #33 of 47
Each of our Cats has there own carrier. We are a little paranoid and always worry if there is some sort of disaster that we can get our cats to safety. Also we have had to take all four to the vets at once
post #34 of 47
Two cats, two carriers, and Kellie I can just leash and tuck under my arm .
post #35 of 47
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Originally Posted by hissy
i have 14 cat carriers. They are all stored in one place, all fully intact and closed until needed. I used to have them taken apart (door off) so the cats could sleep in them, but now they are just "ready" for what I hope will never come.
You just made a very good point. Both cat carriers I have are "ready to go", but the dog carrier is "broken down", since we currently don't have a dog. If we had to evacuate (this area is prone to flooding and earthquakes), I'd want to take it in order to give the cats more room wherever we found shelter. I think I'd better put it together, and store an extra litter pan, litter, food, and bowls in it.
post #36 of 47
This is also when those pouched foods come in handy. They are lightweight, easy to store, make their own bowl, so all you need is something to hold water for the kitty
post #37 of 47
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Originally Posted by jcat
I saw a sturdy cardboard one (in "Whiskas" purple) at a veterinary clinic in the U.S. last year, but the guy didn't know where his wife had gotten it. It was perfect for fosters/rescues.
HA!Don't try these at home if you have a freaked out scaredy cat..>I used one with Rocky once and he burst through the top (his head was partially out and it was cutting off his airway as I tried to push him back in..It was terrifying!Cats are SURPRISINGLY strong when they are scared!
post #38 of 47
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Originally Posted by Loveysmummy
HA!Don't try these at home if you have a freaked out scaredy cat..>I used one with Rocky once and he burst through the top (his head was partially out and it was cutting off his airway as I tried to push him back in..It was terrifying!Cats are SURPRISINGLY strong when they are scared!
I can just picture that! Actually, the one I saw was way too small for Jamie, but would be great for the shelter kittens/small cats. An awful lot of people who are interested in adopting show up without a carrier.
post #39 of 47
I have a couple carriers for YY - there was one she did not seem to care for and it was donated to a local animal hospital (Cat Clinic) but I loved the Sherpa model for travel. YY tho still liked her old one, lol The Sohynx girls also each have their own carriers and they too have extras, from the whole cat show circut. Plus, they have several cages used in the shows and mega travel stuff. I even have an evavcuation plan so am in good shape and tested it during Juan (not with YY tho since she was only born in Sept last yr). I did have a carrier for my rabbit during the ice storm but we never had to evacuate - just keep warm!!!
post #40 of 47
I have one carrier but I only have one cat, so having one carrier is enough at the moment. I think my family also has an old wooden one that someone made lying in he garage someplace. I haven't seen it for a long time though. It was large enough to hold two adult cats.
post #41 of 47
She's got one, but it has no food and water compartment. Actually it does, but it's not attached to the inside of the box. It's built into the top, and can be removed. I'm not sure what I'd do if I had to drive with her for hours. The box is pretty small for Maisey as it is, and the food/water container won't fit in there with her. I guess I'd put her on her cat leash and take her out of the car to eat and drink routinely.

I have to have her in the car for an hour when I move - that will be interesting, as she hates being in the car. She associates it with the vet. So I guess I have to place her carrier on top of her litterbox, in case she pees in my car. This could be quite messy!
post #42 of 47
I've got one, but it's not really a cat carrier. It's more of a dog carrier, for a small-to-medium dog (the label said "Boxer," but it's definitely too small for one. Maybe a Sheltie, but it'd be a tight fit). We got it when some young cousins visited and we had to keep Willow confined when they were around (I don't know why we didn't just keep her in a room). It'd be more than enough room for both Willow and Buffy, plus another cat (who knows if we'd adopt another by the time a hurricane hit us). It's got wheels on the bottom too, so if we clip a leash to a clasp at the top, we can just drag it instead of carry it, lol. It has a food-and-water bowl that fits inside the wire door, though it wouldn't be set up during travel (along with the jouncy movement of dragging it, along with both kitties seeing who can bounce around the most, neither food nor water would stay put)
post #43 of 47
I don't have a cat carrier yet because I can't find one I like. I like the look of some of the dog carriers that look like purses, but they don't seem very practical for a cat. The more practical ones aren't very cute. If anyone knows where I can find some cute and practical carriers that will work for cats and be super-comfy, I'm open to suggestions.
post #44 of 47
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Originally Posted by Purr
I don't have a cat carrier yet because I can't find one I like. I like the look of some of the dog carriers that look like purses, but they don't seem very practical for a cat. The more practical ones aren't very cute. If anyone knows where I can find some cute and practical carriers that will work for cats and be super-comfy, I'm open to suggestions.
Have you seen this site?
post #45 of 47
i do. i have 2 soft carriers, identical, that i use exclusively if taking 1 or 2 cats to the vet. but i also have a 3rd plastic one - they & i don't like it as well, but if necessary, i can pack all 3 of them. don't worry too much about hurricanes up here tho - our problem is tornadoes, & it's not tornado season yet
post #46 of 47
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Originally Posted by Aussie_Dog
I've got one, but it's not really a cat carrier. It's more of a dog carrier, for a small-to-medium dog (the label said "Boxer," but it's definitely too small for one. Maybe a Sheltie, but it'd be a tight fit). We got it when some young cousins visited and we had to keep Willow confined when they were around (I don't know why we didn't just keep her in a room). It'd be more than enough room for both Willow and Buffy, plus another cat (who knows if we'd adopt another by the time a hurricane hit us). It's got wheels on the bottom too, so if we clip a leash to a clasp at the top, we can just drag it instead of carry it, lol. It has a food-and-water bowl that fits inside the wire door, though it wouldn't be set up during travel (along with the jouncy movement of dragging it, along with both kitties seeing who can bounce around the most, neither food nor water would stay put)
Having a dog carrier can be quite useful. A member on another cat site I visit has had major problems the past two weeks. Her cat broke through the "cat net" she'd secured her balcony with, fell two storeys, and broke his pelvis. It seemed to be healing nicely, until he climbed a bookcase this past Friday, jumped down, and broke it again. Many members advised her to buy or borrow a large dog carrier, and to confine him there until his bones healed.
I can't picture a Boxer in a small to medium-sized carrier. Our last dog was a Boxer who weighed in at 88 lbs., and he wasn't the least bit fat. We had a large carrier for him. Jamie doesn't fit into a standard cat carrier (he's too long), and we have a small to medium-sized dog carrier for him. He takes up so much room in it that we probably couldn't fit another cat into it.
post #47 of 47
this is what i got my girls: http://www.petsalley.com/luggagecarrier.asp
i was lucky & hit a sale, so didn't have to pay as much as they are now. but they're great - have a shoulder strap as well as a handle, lots of mesh for ventilation. i even use one as a gym bag!
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