For Immediate Release:
May 20, 2019
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Norfolk, Va. – As there is a severe threat of tornadoes in your area, animals are at risk and can be injured or killed, too.
Animals should never be left chained or penned up outside, where they have no escape from strong winds, flying debris and collapsing structures. Dogs have been sucked into the air—doghouse and all—during tornadoes, so please advise listeners to always bring animals inside to safety. If anyone sees animals in distress and is unable to help, they should note their locations and alert authorities immediately.
You must bring animals with you if it becomes necessary to move to a stronger structure or take shelter underground.
PETA has released a disaster-preparedness public service announcement. Make plans to ensure the safety of your animal companions in advance of trouble, to avoid being caught unprepared. For more information, please visit PETA.org.
Cities that have been alerted to PETA’s tornado survival tips include Wichita Falls, Abilene, and Childress, Texas.