The coming of spring often means that there’s an increased threat of violent thunderstorms, hailstorms, and even tornadoes, in certain parts of the United States. Thunderstorms can be more than just a little scary for your dogs, cats, and other animals…they can be dangerous for them, too. Here are some tips from PETA to help keep your companion animals safe during severe weather, and if you are facing an emergency evacuation, too.
Bring animals such as dogs, cats, and rabbits indoors during storms. Even pets in shelters like doghouses and rabbit hutches can be hurt when the wind is strong enough.
Have an emergency plan ready in case your local authorities call for an evacuation. Many emergency shelters do not take animals, so consider alternate accommodations like hotels or motels for yourself and your pets. Remember never to leave your pets in an unattended car.
Make sure you have carriers for all of the small animals you plan to evacuate with, and leashes for dogs. Be sure to take things like a week’s supply of pet food, water, and any medicines with you when you go, as well as bowls, blankets/towels, toys, etc.
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Keep an eye out for any abandoned or loose animals in your neighborhood during evacuations. If you are unable to help the animal, make sure to note its location and alert local authorities.
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