For Immediate Release:
February 16, 2020
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Jackson, Miss. – As areas around Jackson continue to be at risk for flooding and additional evacuations may take 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.