Urgent Message From PETA: Flood Survival Tips for Animals in Santa Barbara County

For Immediate Release:
February 26, 2018

Contact:
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Santa Barbara County, Calif. – With a winter weather advisory in place and a pre-evacuation warning issued because of a winter storm that could cause flooding in parts of Santa Barbara County, animals are at risk and could die if left behind.

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. Make plans to ensure the safety of your animal companions. For more information, please visit PETA.org.

Anyone who evacuates and intentionally abandons animals to fend for themselves may be prosecuted.

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