If SHTF I just don't think I will be able to take my pets with me and my family. We have 3 wonderful dogs and 2 beautiful cats but I also have 3 precious babies, myself, and my husband to get out of the house. How do you emotionally deal with that? I may sound like a sappy woman, but those animals, especially the dogs have been with us since before we had any kids. They were my babies before I had my real babies! My children will also be very upset leaving them behind.
I know I'll have to suck it up in the end but I wouldn't mind hearing your advice.
Many people with pets have to make this decision. Our dogs will go with us, but they have their own little bug out bag and harnesses. A lot of people get their pets cages and a small trailer to haul them and other stuff.