For immediate release:
Jul 24, 2021
Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382
Tehama County, California. “Since the Dixie fire threatens Tehama County 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 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 in stalls or restrained in any way to prevent them from escaping.
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 offersvideoon the safety of companion animals during fires.
For more information visitPETA.org or subscribe to the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram…