"When disaster strikes, the same rules that apply to people apply to pets: Preparation makes all the difference, and if it's not safe for you, it's not safe for them. Take a few minutes to make a plan and assemble an emergency kit for yourself and your pet." ~Humane Society, US
I don't have any pets myself, but I plan to one day and I want to be to do the best that I can for any pet I own. Which means, besides providing for their basic needs, I need to plan ahead for any unforeseen disaster.