Urgent From PETA: Tornado Survival Tips for Animals in Oklahoma

For Immediate Release:
April 13, 2018

Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Tulsa County, Okla. – As a tornado watch that has been issued for counties in Oklahoma (including Washington, Tulsa, Lincoln, Muskogee, Pittsburg, Pontotoc, Bryan, Carter, and Payne) animals are at risk and can be injured or killed, too.

Animals should never be left chained or penned up outside, where they can’t 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 take animals inside to safety. Anyone who sees animals in distress and is unable to help should note the locations and alert authorities immediately.

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.

Bring animals with you if it becomes necessary to move to a stronger structure or take shelter underground.

For Media: Contact PETA's
Media Response Team.


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