Mojo's Hope is a Rescue Group for Animals with Special Needs who is an all volunteer, 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
All of the information below is available as individual brochures. If you are interested in receiving any of these for yourself, your Rescue, your Shelter, or Vet Clinic, please email us at email@example.com
We think it can’t happen to us, but no one is immune and it is imperative for everyone’s safety to be prepared for whatever disaster may strike — earthquake, fire, tsunami, volcanic eruption, etc — by assembling an emergency kit for your pets and you. Keep your pets extra safe with up-to-date tags and microchips, which can be essential in a disaster in which a pet may become separated from you.
A typical pet emergency kit should include:
Pet first aid kit (available online)
Litter and disposable pans
One pet carrier per pet
Extra leashes and collars/harnesses
Food and water bowls
Two weeks’ worth of extra medication if your pet requires regular treatment (replace regularly so it doesn’t expire)
Photocopies of your pets’ medical records
Recent photos of your pet
Disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis, the public water supply may be contaminated or disrupted. For this reason, all emergency kits should include at least a seven-day supply of bottled water, in addition to three days’ worth of nonperishable food items for you and your pets. For a full list of emergency supplies for earthquake preparedness, visit the Centers for Disease Control website.
Lost Your Pet?
Mojo's Hope is a certified MAR (Missing Animal Response) Technician through the Missing Pet Partnership Organization.
The new website to visit is the Missing Animal Response which has the most explicit and helpful information on lost dogs and cats.
Mojo's Hope is always on the search to expand our knowledge and to be able to provide further behavioral support for the cats of our community and their people. Therefore our founder/president pursued the rigorous program through the IAABC, The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (https://iaabc.org/). We are very happy and humbled to share that as of December 17, 2017, she has been accepted into the program and is now an Associate Certified Cat Behavior Consultant. Our goal with this certification is to continue to build our knowledge base and to be a local resource for various cat behaviors.
Mojo's Hope's founder has worked with a variety of behaviors over the past 20 years, however, we specialize in shy, unsocialized, and fearful cats. Mojo's Hope also offers support for transitions into the home (before and after adoption from the local shelter or rescue group), support for adopters before and after adoption, lost cats, and more. We have created user-friendly brochures that are on our website, www.pawprintshowlsandpurrs.org for our local community along with educational videos, with plans to make more to further help in the best way possible. We are very excited to go on this journey and to continue to learn more ways to help out our feline friends.
How to Help Your Cat(s) Relax After a Crisis
Alaska had the second-largest Earthquake that really shook us all up in 2018. Our pets are easily affected by this trauma and need our comfort. These are some suggestions that can be utilized after any crisis that may occur to help them relax and focus on something else.
-We always suggest utilizing the wonderful music program created by @icalmpet. This program specializes in helping to calm your pet. They have three separate choices for cats, Calming, Noise Phobias, and Stimulation. These can be found on their website: www.icalmpet.com.
-We suggest if they are hiding, to put their food/water, an extra litter box, a hidey box, and a “Comfort Companion” with them. They will come out when they feel safe again. Do not force them to come out.
-Play Therapy and Enrichment Time can be very beneficial especially when they need to be distracted. Pull out the toys they love the most, play several times a day. If an aftershock happens, talk to them calmly and with a “happy” tone and continue to play or encourage playtime.
-Treat time: Now is the time to pull out the extra special treats they enjoy. You want to try to use this when they come out. We want them to feel they are safe and secure.
-Read to them with a calm, regular tone. Hearing your voice in a “normal” manner will help them to feel further comforted.
-Offer lots of cuddles, snuggles and your attention. It is important to remain calm, they pick up on our energy. They rely on us for their comfort and security.
-The use of cat pheromones such as Feliway and/or ThunderEase can also assist in creating a calming environment.
-Watch something funny! Relaxing your mind and having a good laugh will help your cats to relax too!
Continue to monitor their habits; eating, grooming, litter box use, etc. The stress from the earthquake may impact them in a way that isn’t obvious.