Sunday Is National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day

For Immediate Release:
May 5, 2016

David Perle 202-483-7382

May 8 marks National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day and PETA reminds animal guardians to take dogs, cats, and other companion animals with them in case of an evacuation. Make sure all animals have collars with identification, and prepare an animal emergency kit with a harness, leash, carrier, food, water, litter tray, and veterinary records. Finally, find out which emergency shelters and nearby hotels accept animals so that if you are forced to evacuate, the whole family can stay safe together.

PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way,” and more information about emergency preparedness is available here.

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