Thursday, January 21, 2010

Where do dogs go when there is an evacuation?

People being evacuated to local high schools in S. Calif are told: "Small animals can be taken to the Sunland/Tujunga Recreation Center, the Northeast Animal Shelter, the Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control Shelter, the Pasadena Humane Society and the Baldwin Park Shelter."

THIS, my friends, is one of many reasons why you need to crate train your dogs. The shelters are already overflowing with homeless pets, and the last thing they need are evacuated pets too. Crate train your dogs and keep them safely in the car where you can care for them personally during an emergency evacuation.

Even in warm weather, you can keep your dogs safely crated with car windows and doors open. There is no way I would ever take my dogs to an animal shelter during an evacuation-- they're staying with me, thank you.

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