For Immediate Release:
June 17, 2019
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Rittman, Ohio – As flooding threatens your area and a state of emergency has been declared, animals could die if left behind during evacuations.
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.