Disaster Preparedness for Pets: How to Keep Your Entire Family Alive when SHTF. Humans aren’t the only ones who suffer during disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes (not to mention the numerous other types of disasters which could strike). Our pets also suffer too – often to a worse extent because they don’t have access to aid supplies like we do. Don’t let your pet be a victim. Disaster prepping should involve your entire family – including pets. .