For Immediate Release:
June 20, 2019
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Norfolk, Va. – Because flooding threatens your area and some evacuations and water rescues have taken place, animals could die if left behind.
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.
Cities that have been alerted to PETA’s flood survival tips include Philadelphia and Reading, PA; Winslow Township, Cherry Hill, and Atlantic City, NJ.