Urgent From PETA: Tornado Survival Tips for Animals in Oklahoma

For Immediate Release:
May 2, 2018

Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Oklahoma City, Okla. – As a tornado watch is affecting counties in Oklahoma (including Woodward and Oklahoma), animals are at risk and can be injured or killed, too.

Animals should never be left chained or penned outdoors, where they have no protection from strong winds, flying debris, or collapsing structures. Dogs have been sucked into the air—doghouse and all—during tornadoes, so please advise listeners to keep their animals safe indoors. Anyone who sees animals in distress and is unable to help should note their locations and alert authorities immediately.

Keep their animal companions 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 a natural disaster in order to avoid being caught unprepared. For more information, please visit PETA.org.

For Media: Contact PETA's
Media Response Team.


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