The Japanese love cats. Unfortunately for the Japanese, they tend to live in a country that’s rocked by frequent earthquakes. Often during an earthquake, a cat will escape through a broken window or door and disappear.

Fortunately, most cats don’t wander too far so if you leave out litter with the cat’s scent on it, or leave out food and keep a door or window open, the cat will usually find its way back home. Still, if you live in an earthquake zone, take precautions now to prepare for keeping your cat safe during and after an earthquake.

To read more about preparing a cat for an earthquake, click here.