For immediate release:
Jul 20, 2021
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Okanagan Valley, British Columbia “As the Incanip Creek fire continues to threaten the areas in Oliver and Osoyoos and an evacuation order has been issued, the animals must be kept indoors and will die if abandoned. This information will undoubtedly save the lives of many animals and help avoid human remorse.
Residents in areas prone to smoke and falling ash shouldkeep 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 restrained in any way to prevent them from escaping.
PETA released public fire preparedness service announcementwith Dean Winters… Make a plan to keep your companion animals safe before they get in trouble so you don’t get caught off guard. PETA also offers videos on how to keep companion animals safe during fires. For more information visit PETA.orgor subscribe to the group on Twitter,Facebook, orInstagram…
Animals should never be left behind… Anyone who evacuates and deliberately leaves animals to take care of themselves can be held accountable.