For immediate release:
May 17, 2021
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Angels – As the Palisade fire continues to threaten the areas near Topanga Canyon and evacuation is underway, animals must be kept indoors and will die if abandoned.
Residents in areas prone to smoke and falling ash shouldkeep animals indoorsand avoid all outdoor activities such as running with 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 up in stalls or held 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 released public 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 offersvideohow to keep companion animals safe during fires so you can share them. For more information visitPETA.org or subscribe to the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram…