For Immediate Release:
August 3, 2018
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Lynchburg, Va. – Because the College Lake Dam is reportedly filled beyond capacity and the National Weather Service is warning that it could fail and water in Lynchburg could exceed 17 feet, 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.