For Immediate Release:
May 10, 2019
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Norfolk, Va. – As flooding threatens your area, animals could die if left behind during evacuations.
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.
PETA has released a disaster-preparedness public service announcement. Make plans to ensure the safety of your animal companions. For more information, please visit PETA.org.
Cities that have been alerted to PETA’s flood survival tips include Lake Charles, Alexandria, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.