Pet(a) safety tips


    As fires rage out of control, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is asking people to please remember their four-legged friends.

    During past natural disasters, PETA’s emergency rescue team has witnessed sights ranging from a family who refused to evacuate if their animals were not allowed to come along to dogs left chained in their backyards to farmers simply abandoning the pigs, chickens and other animals they raise for slaughter.

    Please take a few minutes now to plan how to save your animals in the event of a fire or other natural disaster. Take them with you if at all possible. Otherwise, arrange to get them to a friend or relative who lives somewhere safe. Never, never leave an animal confined or tied. Learn which motels accept animals (almost all Motel 6s do).

    Disasters hurt animals, too. Please lend them a helping hand.

    Carla Bennett