URGENT ADVISORY: PETA OFFERS INFORMATION FOR SAFEGUARDING ANIMALS DURING TYPHOON NIDA

The Fourth Typhoon of the Year, Nida, Is Expected to Bring Gale-Force Wind and Heavy Rain to Shenzhen

For Immediate Release:
August 1, 2016

Shenzhen — As heavy rains and wind from Typhoon Nida are expected to hit Shenzhen, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Asia (PETA) is offering residents important advice for ensuring the safety of their animal companions. Please help us alert people to the following information, which could help save the lives of cats, dogs, and other animals who need to be included in disaster-preparation plans:

  • Never leave your animals behind to fend for themselves when evacuating. Always bring animals with you if at all possible.
  • If you must have animals behind, never tie animals up or leave them caged or confined in any way, as they will be trapped and unable to flee rising floodwaters.
  • If your house has a second floor, ensure that animals have access to it so that they can escape rising flood waters.
  • When evacuating with animals, keep dogs leashed, as frightening sounds and unfamiliar surroundings may make them bolt.
  • Watch for other animals in need, including strays and animals who have been left behind by neighbors.

For more information, please visit PETAAsia.cn or follow us on Weibo.com/PETAAsia and WeChat (PETA_Asia).

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