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His Name Is Earl

Written by PETA | August 31, 2010
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Earl, a category 4 hurricane, could be pounding on East Coast residents’ doors within days. For those of us who live in areas prone to hurricanes (or wildfires, earthquakes, tornadoes, blizzards, or any other type of disaster) it’s crucial to make emergency plans for our animal companions now, before disaster strikes. Here are some tips:

  • Always take animals along in evacuations. Downed power lines and impassable roads may make it impossible to return home for weeks, leaving animals stranded without food or water.
  • Make a list of places that will accept you and your animals during an evacuation. Friends, family, and hotels are good options.
  • Ensure that all animals are up to date on vaccinations and are wearing collars with identification tags.
  • Assemble an emergency kit, including leashes, bowls, towels, blankets, litter, litter pans, and at least a week’s supply of food and medications.
  • Leave animals behind only as the last resort. Leave them indoors, with access to upper floors and at least 10 days’ worth of dry food and water (fill sinks and multiple containers). Place signs in windows and on the front door indicating the number and type of animals inside—rescue teams may be able to save them.

Done all this? Great! You can help even more animals by donating to PETA’s Animal Emergency Fund!

Written by Lindsay Pollard-Post

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  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    For those in Earl’s path I will pray for you in the meantime pack your necessities grab your kids and your animals and split. Do not stay in your homes like those affected when the levys broke after hurricane Katrina get out any way you can even if you have to walk. I live in California and we don’t have many hurricanes but we do have earthquakes and fires and we often have minutes not days to get out and we do even if we have to carry small animals and kids and lead larger animals with water soaked towls on their backs and masks over their faces. As a child I remember walking my cousin’s pony out of a devestating fire in Villa Park California. My cousin’s house was an adobe with a tile roof and it was one of only a few houses in the neighborhood to survive the houses on both sides of it were gone.

  • Audrey says:

    I got it!!! LOVED that game. And if that screenshot were the main level Wahini Island would be in the upper right corner…but you’d need wings to get there! YESSSSSSSSSSS!

  • Jackie says:

    Where’s Toejam? In case you don’t get the joke it’s a reference to a video game

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