Urgent! Cruel and criminal to abandon animals during tropical storm Isaias in South Carolina

For immediate release:
Aug 3, 2020

Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina – As Tropical Storm Isaias approaches – and because a hurricane warning is now in effect for the Myrtle Beach area – PETA reminds everyone to never to leave dogs tied up or parked outside and to always take their pets with them if they have to evacuate their home.

Believe it or not, whenever there is a natural disaster, many dogs and other pets are left out to fend for themselves and even left behind when humans evacuate. Tied dogs will swim to exhaustion and drown – and there are tethered dogs everywhere. PETA’s animal rescue team witnessed first-hand the trauma the animals endure when left behind in the face of floodwater and flying debris. In previous storms we have found dead dogs. We have also found them in water up to their necks, unable to sit or lie down, and in crates almost submerged inside houses and saw animals that were thrown by strong winds. And of course the animals are petrified in this kind of weather condition.

Please see PETA Natural disaster preparedness PSA with dean winters. He reminds people to make plans to keep their pets safe well before they evacuate. For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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