June 16th, 2016
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When a hurricane threatens, RedRover encourages residents to bring their pets with them when they evacuate. Animals left behind during hurricanes can get injured, fall ill, starve, drown from flooding, die, and hamper human evacuation and rescue efforts.
Families threatened by the storm are encouraged to:
Other hurricane safety resources:
“For both human and animal safety, people should never their pets behind when disaster strikes,” says RedRover president and CEO Nicole Forsyth. “Animals left to fend for themselves during hurricanes or other catastrophes suffer terribly, and evacuees can compound their own stress by worrying about the pets they left at home.”