Urgent From PETA: Flood Survival Tips for Animals in Iberville Parish

For Immediate Release:
May 21, 2021

Contact:
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Iberville Parish, La. – As Iberville Parish is under a flash flood warning and evacuations are underway because of an AquaDam failure, 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 PSA 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.

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