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Beaumont Animal Care urges citizens to plan for their pets

Beaumont Animal Services

Beaumont Animal Services is reminding citizens to plan for their pets during any severe weather situations.

With Tropical Storm Cindy moving across the Gulf of Mexico, pet owners should prepare for possible high winds and the potential for flooding.

For animals that are outside, such as livestock, remove dangerous items that may be lying around the yard and could turn into high speed “projectiles” during high wind gusts. Also, do not leave livestock tied to stalls or other stationary objects.

For companion animals, bring your pets indoors as soon as trouble is on the way.

If you have a room in your house that you can designate as a “safe room”, store your emergency supplies in that room, including your pets crates, food, meds and other supplies. If a room is not available, it is encouraged to find a garage or other out-building to move the animal into. Never leave an animal tied or tethered during a storm, where it would have the potential of drowning.

Another very important thing to remember is to ID your pet. Make sure that cats and dogs are wearing collars and identification tags that are up to date. You’ll increase your chances of being reunited with pets that get lost by having them micro-chipped.

Disasters can happen at any time. Remember that your pets are part of your family and should never be left behind.

Contact: Matthew Fortenberry, Manager at Beaumont Animal Services

Email: Jfortenberry@beaumonttexas.gov Phone: (409) 838-3304 or Susan Toney, Adoption Center Coordinator at Beaumont Animal Services, (409) 838-3304

Email: stoney@beaumonttexas.gov

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