Photos and Video: PETA’s Emergency Rescue Team in Texas

For Immediate Release:
August 31, 2017

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va. – PETA’s team of rescuers—trained in animal emergencies and equipped with a boat—is in the Port Arthur area taking animals to safety and ready to act quickly to help others in need. The rescue team has taken a number of families—including some with companion animals—to safety, as well as, many animals, including: two dogs who were left in a backyard with floodwater up to their necks, two dogs who were left crated in the kitchen of a flooding house, and an armadillo who was stranded on a small patch of land around a flooded neighborhood.

Please see our Dropbox folder (here) containing photographs and video footage from PETA’s rescues, which we will continue to update throughout the week, and all of which you are free to use in your coverage of Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath.

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Media Response Team.


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