Looking towards Massachusetts' Severe Weather Awareness Week, PETA reminds readers to include animals in their emergency plans—a reminder that will undoubtedly save many animals' lives and avoid much human remorse.
Animals should never be left outdoors, tied up, crated, caged, in hutches, or confined in any way, as they will be unable to flee rising floodwaters or escape from strong winds, flying debris, and collapsing structures during severe storms. Dogs have been sucked into the air—doghouse and all—during tornadoes, so animals must be brought indoors to safety. Anyone who sees animals in distress and is unable to help should note their locations and alert authorities immediately.
Remember - ensure the safety of your animal companions in advance of trouble, to avoid being caught unprepared.
More information is available at PETA.org,