For Immediate Release:
June 8, 2018
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Albany County, Wyo. – As tornados impact the Laramie 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 take animals inside to safety. If anyone sees animals in distress and is unable to help, they should note their 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, visit PETA.org.
You must take animals with you if it becomes necessary to move to a stronger structure or take shelter underground. This message saves lives and prevents injuries.