For Speedy Launch:
September 13, 2021
Brrooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Norfolk, Va. – As a result of tropical-storm and storm-surge warnings are in impact in areas of Texas together with Beaumont, Galveston, and Victoria, PETA is issuing a reminder to by no means go away canine tethered or penned outdoors and all the time take animal companions with you if you need to evacuate.
Imagine it or not, each time there’s a pure catastrophe, many canine and different companion animals are left outdoors to fend for themselves and even left behind when people evacuate. Canine stored tethered will swim to exhaustion and drown—and there are tethered canine in every single place. PETA’s Animal Rescue Workforce has witnessed firsthand the trauma that animals endure when left behind to face floodwaters and flying particles. Throughout earlier storms, we have now discovered lifeless canine. We’ve got additionally discovered canine as much as their necks in water, unable to sit down or lie down, and in almost-submerged crates inside homes and seen animals who’ve been flung round by excessive winds. And naturally, animals are petrified in these sorts of climate situations.
PETA has launched a natural disaster–preparedness PSA that includes Dean Winters. It serves a reminder to make plans to make sure the security of animal companions lengthy earlier than evacuating. For extra info, please go to PETA.org.