PETA Offers Urgent Information for Safeguarding Dogs and Cats During Severe Weather

 

For Immediate Release:

15 January 2016

Contact:

Jennifer White +44 020 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]

PETA OFFERS URGENT INFORMATION FOR SAFEGUARDING DOGS AND CATS DURING SEVERE WEATHER

Group Warns Against Leaving Animals to Fend for Themselves

Edinburgh – Because of heavy snow forecast across Scotland and with the official weather warning raised to amber, with freezing gales and blizzards anticipated, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is offering urgent advice for ensuring the safety of companion animals and wildlife. Please alert your audience to the following information, which could help save the lives of cats, dogs, birds and other companion animals during bad weather:

·         Keep animals indoors.

·         Never tie animals up or leave them confined in any way, as they will be trapped and may be unable to flee from severe winds and the debris they can cause.

·         Have your animals microchipped, and put secure, legible ID tags on them.

·         Leave out seeds or nuts for birds.

·         Keep an eye out for strays. Take unidentified animals indoors until you can find their guardians or get them to an animal shelter. If strays are skittish or otherwise unapproachable, provide them with food and water and call the RSPCA for assistance in trapping them and getting them indoors.

For more information, visit PETA.org.uk.

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