For Immediate Release:
July 15, 2019
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Norfolk, Va. – Because a flash flood watch is in effect for your area and evacuations could 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.
PETA has released a disaster-preparedness public service announcement. Make plans to ensure the safety of animal companions. For more information, please visit PETA.org.
Counties and cities that have been alerted to PETA’s flood survival tips include Dyer County and Memphis, Tennessee.