July 11th, 2019
When a flood threatens, RedRover encourages residents to bring their pets with them when they evacuate. Animals left behind during floods can become injured, fall ill, starve, drown from flooding, die, and hamper human evacuation and rescue efforts.
Families threatened by flooding are encouraged to:
Other flood 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 floods or other catastrophes suffer terribly, and evacuees can compound their own stress by worrying about the pets they left at home.”