For immediate release:
June 7, 2021
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Mammoth Creek, Utah “Since the fire on Mammoth continues to threaten the areas near Mamontov Creek and the order to evacuate has been issued, the 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 in stalls or restricted 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 offersvideoon the safety of companion animals during fires. For more information visitPETA.org or subscribe to the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram…
Animals should never be left behind… Anyone who evacuates and deliberately leaves animals to take care of themselves can be held accountable.