For Immediate Release:
August 17, 2021
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Phoenix – Because the Phoenix area is under a flash flood warning and evacuations may take place, animals could die if left behind.
Never leave animals outdoors, tied up, crated, caged, in hutches, or confined in any other 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.
PETA has released a natural disaster–preparedness public service announcement featuring Dean Winters. Make plans to ensure the safety of their animal companions. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.