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Deadly Mistakes Made During Past Weather Disasters Can Be Avoided, Group Says
For Immediate Release: June 1, 2010
Contact:Kristin Richards 757-622-7382
Norfolk, Va. -- With the start today of what is forecast to be one of the most active hurricane seasons on record, PETA is not waiting for the worst. The group is offering important advice now that could save the lives of animal companions. It could help save the lives of cats, dogs, birds, and other animal companions who need to be included in disaster preparation plans (as previous hurricanes, such as Hurricane Katrina, graphically illustrated):
* Never leave your animals behind to fend for themselves in the hope that things will work out--they often don't.
* Never tie animals up or leave them confined in any way. In the event of rising floodwaters, they will be trapped and could drown.
* Know your destination ahead of time. Although human shelters often refuse animals, the federal Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act mandates that state and local emergency plans accommodate households with animal companions. Also, motels will probably accept dogs, cats, and other small animals in an emergency. Never leave animals unsupervised in a car; they can suffer from heatstroke once the temperature rises above 70 degrees, even if water is provided and the windows are slightly open.
* Place small animals in secure carriers, and keep dogs leashed. Frightening sounds and unfamiliar surroundings might make them bolt. Take water and food bowls, your animals' favorite toys or blankets, a towel, and enough food for at least a week.
* Have your animals microchipped, and put secure, legible ID tags on them.
* Watch for other animals in need, including strays and animals left behind by neighbors. If you see an animal in distress and are unable to help, note the animal's condition and location and call authorities for help as soon as possible.
PETA's disaster-preparedness public service announcement can be downloaded here. For more information, please visit HelpingAnimals.com, where you can also find a list of animal shelters and accommodations in your area that allow animals.
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