Urgent From PETA: Tropical Storm Barry Survival Tips for Animals in Mississippi

For Immediate Release:
July 11, 2019

Contact:
Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Biloxi, Miss. – As heavy rain and flooding threaten your area ahead of Tropical Storm Barry, animals could die if left behind. This information will undoubtedly save many animals’ lives and avoid much human remorse.

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.

PETA has released a disaster-preparedness public service announcement. It will remind everyone to make plans to ensure the safety of their animal companions. For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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Media Response Team.

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