A disaster has just hit your neighborhood or the city/countryside where you live! Everyone has to evacuate immediately, and you only have a few minutes to gather your essentials. Your bug-out survival backpack is loaded and ready to go, along with your survival vest. The dog’s survival bag is ready and waiting to be strapped on and his/her leash attached (If you have a dog). Now you’re ready to get the heck out of there, right?
But wait… Do you have a Kitty? You aren’t going to leave your feline in the house or just throw him/her outside to fend for themselves, are you? What if you will be gone for a long time or not be able to return at all? The possible dangers your kitty will come up against will have to be faced alone without you.
Think of all the love and good times you’ve had together! How about a cat emergency survival backpack?
Cat Emergency Survival Backpacks
I’m sure you may already have a cage or pet carrier, but I believe a backpack is the best way for your cat in an emergency. A backpack makes it easier for you to carry your beloved kitty. So, when you choose a backpack, I’d recommend you pick one that you or a member of your group will be able to carry, and that your cat will be able to securely travel in it by whatever method you will be leaving by.
I have recommended some backpacks below. You’re sure to find one you and your cat will appreciate when the need arises.
PetAmi Deluxe Cat Carrier Backpack measures 12.5” in length, 10.2” wide, and 16.3” tall. It is designed to fit cats or small dogs. The inside is lined with Sherpa bedding. As a result, your pet will be comfy. And the back and shoulder straps have extra thick padding, so you will be comfy too. PetAmi Deluxe has additional pockets for storage and comes with a collapsible pet bowl. I am happy to see that it is available in nine wonderful colors to choose from! This will make you happy, too.
Pet Gear I-GO2 Roller Backpack is multi-functional. You can wear it on your back, carry it by the handle as a tote, or use it like a roller bag with its telescoping handle and suitcase-style wheels. Another great bonus you will discover is it’s also designed to be used in the car as a pet car seat that can be seat-belted in. The sides can be expanded to add an extra three inches of space, and it has two storage pockets.
As you will discover, Pet Gear Roller Backpack comes in three sizes, depending on your pet’s weight, so pay attention to which you choose before you hit the buy button.
Those of you who enjoy a boxier shape will like the Petsfit Sturdy Hiking Backpack. All three outward-facing sides and the top of this backpack have mesh windows, giving your pet plenty of ventilation and the ability to see out. The two entryways make this carrier easy for you to use and clean, and it’s also collapsible for easy storage. Petsfit has a very solid bottom, keeping your 16-pound cat securely in place. And it features a leash inside, plus side pockets and adjustable padded straps.
The Lemonda Pet Travel Carrier with its space capsule bubble looks a little bit like something that might launch your cat into space with. (But I don’t recommend this, of course!) I find this a great choice for anyone looking for a lightweight pack as it weighs less than three pounds. I like that it is waterproof and made with durable materials. Your cat will like the multiple ventilation holes, so you know that they will be getting enough air, plus it has a built-in lock so your bag will be secure. You have a choice of eight different colors and it fits cats up to 14 pounds.
Your pets are a part of your family. They are depending on you for their safety and well-being. Be sure they are just as prepared for an emergency as you are. And don’t forget to include their favorite foods, snacks, toys, blankets, and any medications they might need.