For Immediate Release:
January 8, 2018
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Santa Barbara County, Calif. – Because flash floods threaten Santa Barbara County and evacuations have been ordered, animals are at risk and could die when left behind during evacuations, and anyone who evacuates and intentionally abandons animals may be prosecuted.
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.