I’ve got a great dog, a turtle who will live for 80 years, and three opinionated cats. Right now there are several household members who will take care of them should I get in an accident, or have to go into the hospital. What should someone who lives alone be considering for their pets? I can’t imagine anything worse than coming from the hospital to find malnourished (or worse) pets. One tool is a Pet Care card. Carry it in your wallet to let people know who to call if you wind up in the hospital . Also consider posting one on your fridge for first responders in the case of a medical emergency at home. Send me an e-mail with your mailing address, and I will send you the card that I give my clients.