For Immediate Release:
February 23, 2018
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Thamesville, Ont. – As flooding threatens Thamesville and voluntary evacuations are taking place, animals are at risk and 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 other 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 their animal companions. For more information, visit PETA.org.
Anyone who evacuates and intentionally abandons animals to fend for themselves may be prosecuted.