For immediate release:
June 18, 2021
David Pearl 202-483-7382
Mobile, Ala. – As a tropical storm is expected to form in the Gulf of Mexico and as a tropical storm warning is now in effect for a larger mobile area, PETA recalls never Leave dogs on a leash or in paddocks outside and always take their companion animals with you if they need to leave their homes.
Believe it or not, every time a natural disaster strikes, many dogs and other companion animals stay outside to take care of themselves, and even stay after people have been evacuated. Leashed dogs will swim to exhaustion and drown – and tethered dogs are everywhere. PETA Animal Rescue Team has witnessed the injuries that animals receive when they are thrown, when they are faced with flooding and flying debris. We found dead dogs in previous storms. We also found them up to their throats in water, unable to sit or lie down, and in nearly flooded boxes inside houses. and saw animals that were blown away by a strong wind. And, of course, the animals are petrified in such weather conditions.
Please see PETA PSA – Disaster Preparedness with Dean Winters… It reminds people to plan for the safety of their companion animals long before evacuation. For more information please visit PETA.org…