Lessons Learned From Katrina Help Keep Animals Out of Danger’s Path

Published by PETA.

The extent of Gustav’s effect on the Gulf Coast and its animals is still being assessed, but it’s clear that in the days preceding the hurricane, officials and citizens took seriously the critical importance of evacuating animals with their guardians. This first-ever joint effort on the part of government officials, animal protection groups, and citizens appears to have worked to a great degree so far!

Up ’til now, animal-related calls to PETA’s office have been minimal and swiftly addressed. But now Hanna, Ike, and Josephine are following Gustav. With a dangerous hurricane season in full force, it’s crucial to stay vigilant and have a plan ready to ensure the safety of your companion animals in case of an evacuation or other emergency. Our disaster preparedness checklist provides all the information you need to create a safe, effective plan to protect your companion animals.

Please make your plan before it’s too late!

Written by Carrie Ann Harris

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