Urgent From PETA: Flood Survival Tips for Animals

For Immediate Release:
March 14, 2019

Contact:
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va. – As flooding threatens your area and evacuations are taking place, animals could die if left behind. This information will undoubtedly save many animals’ lives and avoid much human remorse.

Never leave animals outdoors, tied up, crated, caged, in hutches, or confined in any way, as they will be unable to flee rising waters. Anyone who sees animals in distress and is unable to help should note their locations and alert authorities immediately.

Anyone who evacuates and intentionally abandons animals to fend for themselves may be prosecuted.

PETA has released a disaster-preparedness public service announcement. For more information, visit PETA.org.

Cities and counties that have been alerted to PETA’s flood tips include Madison County and Omaha, NE;  Pottawattamie County, IA.

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