For immediate release:
April 9, 2021
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Dudleyville, Arizona. “As Margot’s fire continues to threaten Dudleyville and the evacuation is underway, the animals must be kept indoors and will die if abandoned.
Residents in areas prone to smoke and falling ash should keep animals indoorsand avoid all outdoor activities such as jogging with your dogs. If visibility is less than 5 miles, smoke degrades air quality and reaches dangerous levels. Anyone who sees animals in distress and cannot help should note their whereabouts and alert authorities immediately.
Trapped horses and other animals cannot escape forest fires. They should never be locked in stalls or restricted in any way to prevent them from escaping.
Animals should never be left behind… Anyone who evacuates and deliberately leaves animals to take care of themselves can be held accountable.
PETA releasedpublic fire preparedness service announcementwith Dean Winters… This will remind everyone to take care of the safety of companion animals ahead of time so they don’t get caught off guard. PETA also invites you to share a video on how to keep companion animals safe during fires. For more information visit PETA.orgor subscribe to the group on Twitter, Facebook, orInstagram…