For Immediate Release:
March 15, 2019
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Lincoln, Neb. – As flooding threatens Boone and Knox counties 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.