For Immediate Release:
August 28, 2018
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
La Crosse, Wis. – As flooding threatens areas in Wisconsin (including Southern La Crosse, Monroe and Vernon Counties) and Minnesota (including Houston County), and evacuations are taking 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.